Breach (2007)



Critic Consensus: Powered by Chris Cooper's masterful performance, Breach is a tense and engaging portrayal of the FBI's infamous turncoat.

Movie Info

When young Eric O'Neill is promoted out of his low-level surveillance job and into the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of becoming reality. Even more impressive, O'Neill is hand picked to work for renowned operative Robert Hanssen within "information assurance," a new division created to protect all classified FBI Intelligence. But O'Neill is quickly confronted with the true reason behind his hire: Hanssen is the … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, sexual content and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Mazer, William Rotko, Billy Ray, Bill Rotko
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 12, 2007
Box Office: $33.0M
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as Robert Hanssen

as Eric O'Neill

as Kate Burroughs

as Juliana O'Neill

as Rich Garces

as Dean Plesac

as Bonnie Hanssen

as John O'Neill

as Jim Olsen

as D.I.A. Suit

as Photographer

as Agent Nece

as Agent Sherin

as Agent Loper

as Lisa Hannsen

as Greg Hanssen

as Michael Rochford

as Gene Connors

as Tim Bereznay

as Beautiful Reporter

as Vivian O'Neill

as Libyan Man

as Libyan Wife

as Trunk Cataloguer

as SWAT Agent

as Father McKee

as Information Center M...

as Agent Pack

as Director Louis Freeh

as Richard

as Special Agent in Cha...
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Critic Reviews for Breach

All Critics (182) | Top Critics (51)

Tense, fascinating, worthwhile.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

The pulse of spy films so rarely comes from such meticulously detailed verbal and body-language suspense. Here, every conversation is a possible trap, inquiries feel like interrogations, responses and reactions could be lethal tells.

Full Review… | September 25, 2010

An espionage thriller which focuses on strong character development, performances and setting, Breach could have been a contender had it not been for the ill informed depictions of the characters Catholic faith.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

...a slow-paced character study that benefits substantially from Chris Cooper's downright astounding performance...

Full Review… | November 7, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

Muffles suspense and dilutes tension without turning into a distanced approach

Full Review… | August 27, 2009

Stvarni svijet se u "Pukotini", kao i u mnogo drugih slu%u010Dajeva, pokazao previ%u0161e kompliciranim za dogmatsku jednostavnost i nedostatak suptilnosti dana%u0161njeg Hollywooda.

Full Review… | April 10, 2008

Audience Reviews for Breach


Breach is a very intense film based on the true story of Robert Hansen who commited the worst breach in US history. For over twenty years, Robert Hansen sold secrets to the Russians. Breach is the story that tells of investigation to catch Robert Hansen. A phenomenal Thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Breach is one terrific film with a great cast. The film doesn't have action, but it more than makes up for it in thrills. A terrific film based on a shocking true story.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Chris Cooper is solid always, Ryan Phillippe is liquid gay, I wonder who's the gas? Dat's me.

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

A solid, very well-acted governmental drama based on a true story of an FBI agent who got caught selling secrets to the Russians. The film follows a young, kind of hot-shot (Phillippe) whose stone-cold face make the paranoid and usually grumpy veteran agent (Cooper) susceptible to trusting him, when it turns out that young agent is out to burn him. It's mostly interesting to see the interactions between the two agents, as well as how the weathered veteran starts to break down and trust the one man he shouldn't be trusting. Chris Cooper turns in a simply outstanding performance. He captures the inner guilt as well as the pain and hypocrisy his character is undoubtedly feeling. Phillippe is also does an admirable job.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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