Breach Reviews

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August 27, 2009
Muffles suspense and dilutes tension without turning into a distanced approach
April 10, 2008
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August 31, 2007
Despite a couple of tense set pieces, the suspense needed to ignite this film is disappointingly lacking.
June 16, 2007
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.
February 27, 2007
We get bits and pieces of Hanssen's personality -- his suspiciousness, his need to test everyone around him, his dual penchants for both rage and self-righteousness, and his condescending arrogance -- but it never fully comes together.
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.
February 17, 2007
When your false spy rings the truest, there's a problem.
February 17, 2007
Breach is competently made but, aside from Cooper's performance, there's nothing here worth getting excited about.
February 16, 2007
Breach suffers from lavishing so much attention on a relatively minor figure.
February 16, 2007
Cooper's performance is fine. The script, however, is filled with dead-end tangents and unanswered questions.
February 16, 2007
Breach, not unlike The Good Shepherd, is a flat film. All the action plays out in the same grey fashion, with few emotional ups or downs, little tension and no real surprises.
February 16, 2007
A thriller with no thrills, a true story minus a single interesting truth, a real-life tale with all the fascination scraped off to leave only a residue of tedious facts.
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.
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.
February 15, 2007
Being an FBI Agent is mostly slow, detailed, boring, monotonous, tedious work, which aptly describes watching this film.
February 15, 2007
A restrained and respectable look at what might be the single least interesting aspect of a stunning true story.
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.
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.
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.
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