Breach (2007)

When young Eric O'Neill is promoted out of his low-level surveillance job and into the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of becoming reality. Even more… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Powered by Chris Cooper's masterful performance, Breach is a tense and engaging portrayal of the FBI's infamous turncoat.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Tense, fascinating, worthwhile.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Ray's impression of the real Hanssen remains frighteningly opaque.

Nick Rogers
The Film Yap

The pulse of spy films so rarely comes from such meticulously detailed verbal and body-language suspense. Here, every conversation is a possible trap, inquiries feel like interrogations, responses and reactions could be lethal tells.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Ultimately, the movie soars because of the inspired casting of Chris Cooper as Hanssen.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

When your false spy rings the truest, there's a problem.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

An espionage thriller which focuses on strong character development, performances and setting, Breach could have been a contender had it not been for the ill informed depictions of the characters Catholic faith.

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Jonathan F. Richards

(Chris Cooper)is the principal reason why this unspectacular, low-key study of the Hanssen national security fiasco is so effective.

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Tom Charity

Ray's careful emphasis on authenticity over thrills and psychology over action is impeded by this narrative's narrow window: there's so much we can't know about what Hanssen did and why.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a slow-paced character study that benefits substantially from Chris Cooper's downright astounding performance...

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Breach is a very intense film based on the true story of Robert Hansen who commited the worst breach in US history. For over twenty years, Robert Hansen sold… More
Jeremy Smith
Based on the true life events surrounding America's worst spy Robert Hannsen, who's actions, led to the deaths of three covert US agents in the Soviet… More
Lenny Muggsy
Chris Cooper is solid always, Ryan Phillippe is liquid gay, I wonder who's the gas? Dat's me.
Dean King
A good film, well made, based on a true story. Just a pity there isn't a little more action or tension. The subject might be a tad boring for some and the… More
Dan Schultz
A solid, very well-acted governmental drama based on a true story of an FBI agent who got caught selling secrets to the Russians. The film follows a young, kind… More
Jani H
An outstanding performance by Chris Cooper. He makes his character very interesting which can't be said about Ryan Philippe. This is all about the… More