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Breach Reviews

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February 15, 2007
A restrained and respectable look at what might be the single least interesting aspect of a stunning true story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 17, 2007
Breach is competently made but, aside from Cooper's performance, there's nothing here worth getting excited about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Muffles suspense and dilutes tension without turning into a distanced approach
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 15, 2007
Reese Witherspoon has already done what would need to be done to make Breach a better film: Kick Ryan Phillippe to the curb.
| Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
February 13, 2007
He was a dangerous traitor, but more important, a stiff-necked, blowhard bore.
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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 28, 2007
Would have benefited from more character development and visual drama--a psychological thriller that rarely provokes the intellect and offers little pulse-racing action.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 15, 2007
Set in a fantasy vision of the corridors of power, Billy Ray generates a hollow spy drama based on the true story of the capture of the FBI's most detrimental traitor.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
February 15, 2007
Though director Ray provides a few choice moments of psychological tension, nothing in his film can hope to outpace the anxiety caused by the appearance of former Attorney General John Ashcroft in its opening scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
February 15, 2007
The film informs us that most of the information is still classified, so perhaps the filmmakers should have waited until they had more to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 15, 2007
Breach becomes a one-man show, and even though, thanks to [Chris] Cooper, it's quite a show, spy thrillers depend on the kind of give-and-take conspicuously missing here.
| Original Score: C
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
February 15, 2007
You begin to suspect the FBI may be the world's most boring bunch of crime busters during Breach, a movie that urgently asserts itself as a spy thriller.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
February 16, 2007
Breach is the sort of studiously serious, well-made, based-on-fact film that critics go crazy for and audiences find earnestly dull and eminently avoidable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Tom Charity
CNN.com
February 17, 2007
Ray's careful emphasis on authenticity over thrills and psychology over action is impeded by this narrative's narrow window: there's so much we can't know about what Hanssen did and why.
Dragan Antulov
Index.hr
April 10, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
February 15, 2007
Being an FBI Agent is mostly slow, detailed, boring, monotonous, tedious work, which aptly describes watching this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
August 31, 2007
Despite a couple of tense set pieces, the suspense needed to ignite this film is disappointingly lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
February 16, 2007
Cooper's performance is fine. The script, however, is filled with dead-end tangents and unanswered questions.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 16, 2007
Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen is now serving a life sentence for his long career as a Russian and Soviet spy, but this rote thriller implies he should have done prison time just for being Catholic.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
February 13, 2007
The best thing that can be said about Breach is that it isn't directed by Tony Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
February 15, 2007
...has a mole of its own, someone working against the movie right under its nose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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