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...


By luc etienne
Great piece of filmmaking and wonderful acting...


By mgray
Boring first hour or so and then a bit better....

BREACH - A must see.

By David_Martinez
This is one of the most intriguing movies I have ever seen. It contains action, drama and suspense. This is a movie that will excite you intellect well as your emotions. Definitely two thumbs up....

A grown-up movie for grown-ups

By razorboy
This movie stays on the ground 100% percent of the time, which makes it completely engrossing and very nerve-wracking. No car chases, no helicopter assaults, just real-life tension. Worth the trip,...


By derck
I thought the movie was good, but not great. There could have been a little more "action" in it. The first 1/2 hour was very slow moving. I think it's a good movie to see, but not the best....

Great Story. Chris Cooper is Fantastic

By 35mm
An extremely solid spy story that builds suspense even though we already know the ending. Chris Cooper really, really stepped up and made his character as creepy and despicable as possible. Breach...


By wrghflyr
Extremely well done. Must go....


By kawakham
I really enjoyed this movie and feel that Ryan Phillipe did a good job especially seeing as how his career has been lacking to say the least. The ending was kind of weird and abrupt but all in all...

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