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

Good - go see it...

By craziaboutmovies
Was expecting a little more suspense...Excellent acting-Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillipe & Laura Linney....


By drama1mom
This movie was very intriguing.Knowing thati t was based on a story made me want to see it even more .I 3wanted to see what this man did and what the outcome was. Especially since it all came done...

Good Saturday afternoon flick

By MissGnomer
Not sure if all the facts were right on, but being based on a true event this flick represented a good story overall. Nobody does sour and sneer like Chris Cooper. Well casted and easy to follow...


By joetexan
It was truly amazing how they peotrayed the movie as it was in real life. It is the government at work....

Solid effort

By nomadplano
Well acted, intriguing plot. Movie sometimes could have had a snappier pace, but overall great performances and strong portrayal of an evil man's psyche and justifications....

Breach Review

By ericwoodard
This is a great movie! As someone who lives in Washington, DC - it presents a true to life realistic thriller....

A movie for serious people

By Westchestermoviefan
An unbelievable story told in a most believable way: honest writing; great cast; great photography and great focus. Best movie that I have seen in a long time....

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ True-life FBI tale mixes drama and thrills.
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