Breaking and Entering Synopsis
A landscape architect (Jude Law) enters into an affair with a Bosnian refugee (Juliette Binoche).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
One of the more intelligent, better-made new movies around right now, but, despite everything, it doesn't really connect with the nerves...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's a great deal of potential here, but like Will, Minghella loses his bearings whenever he wanders too far from home.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Breaking and Entering is smart and smartly done, as it describes these inter-circling worlds - the well-to-do Brits and the newly deposited...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The story is complex enough to be absorbing, but its pedantic quality makes it -- and its lessons -- all too easy to forget.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The actors, especially Binoche, do their damnedest to bring urgency to their roles. But despite Minghella's admirable attempt to tackle...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Breaking and Entering is a bourgeois movie full of bourgeois problems presented bourgeoisly.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
However admirably Minghella urges a break from complacency and an entry into a state of local/global compassion, his characters are...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The story, like the protagonist, floats along in a noodly sort of way, intelligent, benign and ineffectual.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Breaking and Entering starts out powerfully, then falls apart by the time it reaches its too-neat conclusion.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Starts busily, and soon becomes a bafflement -- such an interesting cast, such technical excellence, so many intricate details and parallel...
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Breaking and Entering

By gadabout
The film is worth it. Jude Law plays a London architect who happens to cheat on his longtime girlfriend Robin Wright Penn. But it wasn't out of pure sex, he did it because in need of intimacy. If you...

Breaking & Entering

By filmjunckie
I love it! Don't miss it!...

Great movie

By waynewrightjohnson
very interesting plot and the acting was great....

good character development

By coquine
the story is simple enough that the characters actually have a chance to develop well, and the actors do such a great job. i really enjoyed how it explored interpersonal relationships, and there are...

My First Screenplay?

By allmoviedotcomaddict
While beautifully shot and well acted, an immature script ultimately brings this movie down. The characters are thin and seem to exist only to prove several overly-obvious lessons on class conflict...

What the ???

By aderasol
Come on now. I think this is a pretty poor excuse for a movie. Could Jude Law be any more ingenuous? Waste of talent and no empathy for the characters except the hooker. Don't bother....

Breaking and Entering

By sgatsik
OK, not great. Good to a point but then a weak ending. Jude Law seems to be playing Jude Law, not a character. Juliette Binoche was good and believable. Robin Wright Penn looks like the only...

LOVED! Breaking and Entering

By amarknyc
It's a terrific, interesting, reasonably exciting, at times pretty funny, but, overall a worthwhile endeavor. I'll admit that some of the male speakers were hard for this NYC-guy to comprhend...but,...

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Rated R | For sexuality and language