The Break (1998)

The Break





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Movie Info

In this taut thriller, a Belfast terrorist goes from frying pan to fire after fleeing to New York City. Hoping for peace, he instead falls in love with an exiled Guatemalan political activist who with her brother and their volatile friend plan to kill a CIA agent.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ronan Bennett
In Theaters:
Castle Hill Productions


as Monica

as Paco

as Tommy Breen

as Food Lorry Driver

as Visiting Room Prison...

as Albert

as First Prison Officer...

as Gate Prison Officer

as Richard's Wife

as Hotel Clerk

as Lorenzo Bauch

as Passer-by

as Restaurant Manager

as Subway Man

as Neighbor

as Ramon's Bodyguard

as Ramon's Driver

as FBI Agent No. 1

as FBI Agent No. 2

as Kid Gun Dealer

as Stall Owner

as Mustachioed Man

as Indian Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Break

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | April 10, 2003
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Andrzej Sekula's cinematography is a poetic, masterful presence.

Full Review… | January 3, 2007
Film Journal International

full review in Greek

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
Movies for the Masses

The two central characters are not the only ones who wish things had been different. I, for one, would have liked to laugh. Or cry. Or at least be entertained.

Full Review… | June 13, 2006
Urban Cinefile

if you haven't seen a film this month with an ex IRA hero, you won't go wrong with "The Break."

| April 9, 2003
Critics Inc./America Online

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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