Breach Synopsis
A young FBI employee must find proof that a lauded agent is a traitor.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A compelling and eerily effective little drama.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In this steadily gripping hothouse of a thriller, it's Cooper -- funny, fierce and bug-wild -- who gives us a look into the abyss.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie is serious, intelligent, intentionally claustrophobic and awfully somber -- you remember it in black and white, though it was shot...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In this film, everything comes down to the acting. Chris Cooper, one of our finest screen actors, gets inside the mysterious traitor. Ryan...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Ray and his writers found plenty of material to fill Cooper's capable hands. They've turned what must have been a tedious investigation into...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This is a quiet, meticulously plotted chamber piece, not the booming, lightning-paced orchestral affair we know as the contemporary action...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Cooper is the reason to see the film, which was photographed by Tak Fujimoto in the dour tones he brought to a more flagrant realm of evil,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Less ambitious and more narrowly focused than the CIA saga "The Good Shepherd," Breach is a compelling, intelligent drama.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Now Ray has directed his second film, the abysmally titled Breach, and it's a bona fide companion piece, another true-life tale of...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Hanssen is such an enigma that any attempt to explain him has inherent interest. Breach expends too much energy on a minor functionary, but...
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A great movie...

I felt like I was watching actual footage of what happened. Very well done. The only thing I found far-fetched was how this highly trained spy, was duped by some punk intel-analyst when he had taken...


By The_G_Man
This movie was very boring. The whole time I was waiting for the movie to start getting exciting, but it never did. Also, guns were barely involved. Who has ever heard of a spy movie that doesn't...

Understated spy movie

By laszlosantha
I liked a lot the movie, Breach. Chris Cooper is one of my favorite actors, who is highly underrated. The story of the most dangerous spy was presented a non-sensationalistic, not overblown way. ...

Breach is excellent

By redge
I'm 50 yrs old so I find myself liking very few movies these days. However, I did like Breach. Chris Cooper is an exceptional actor and Ryan Phillippe and Laura Linney were also excellent. My hats...


By glasscutter
Excellent movie; good portrayal of parties. Chris Cooper was excellent....


By Alisone1956
To all you movie goers out there, this movie is great. Never a dull moment, high drama, it keeps you guessing as to what will come next. I definitely would recommend seeing this movie. Also, it...

Important Movie

By PJL275
Good movie not great, but its an interesting topic. Those who are interested in learning about an actual spy case should see this movie....

Best movie out!

By Czarlite
Highly suspenseful and well-acted! While watching this film, you feel as if you were Hanssen's assistant: clueless as to why you are watching this seemingly respectful individual given his...


By Ray's review
Entertaining for older audiences...

Breach - thumbs up

By nyscribe
A fascinating story and character study, beautifully written and well acted. One of the best movies currently showing, especially if you need something deeper than a bunch of explosions and gore. ...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, sexual content and language