Breach

Breach
Breach
  • PG-13
  • 1h 49m
  • 2007
Certified Fresh84%
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Inspired by the incredible true story of the greatest security breach in U.S. intelligence history, Breach is a spellbinding thriller starring Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney and Dennis Haysbert. Eric O'Neill (Phillippe) is assigned to work with renowned operative Robert Hanssen (Cooper), the sole subject of a long-term, top-secret investigation. Determined to draw this suspected double-agent out of deep cover, O'Neill finds himself in a lethal game of spy vs. spy, where nothing is as it seems. Critics are hailing Breach as "electrifying" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) and "suspenseful" (Ty Burr, The Boston Globe).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh84%
Critics Consensus: Powered by Chris Cooper's masterful performance, Breach is a tense and engaging portrayal of the FBI's infamous turncoat.
Reviews
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Fresh

Breach is slow, but never ponderous, and not at all like your average spy thriller. It has less ob...

March 3, 2019
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

An interestingly told tale: melancholy, thoughtful, and very un-American.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Fresh

Tense, fascinating, worthwhile.

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Neil Smith
Fresh

Despite a career-best turn from Chris Cooper, however, Breach is a weirdly muted affair.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
True-life FBI tale mixes drama and thrills.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this fact-based spy thriller probably won't be too appealing to most teens. It features some frank discussion of an FBI agent's supposed "sex perversions," with reference to tapes and Internet porn. There's also lots of deception, fretting about deception, and arguing about deception, as well as discussion of the effects of Hanssen's betrayals, including dead agents and national security breaches. A strictly Catholic agent demeans women in pantsuits (he calls them "Hillary" and "lesbians"). Following a couple of conversations about the FBI being a "gun culture," a tense, angry scene shows one man threatening to shoot another. Some language (one "f--k," plus other profanity like "s--t" and "damn").

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:February 16, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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