Breach Reviews

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August 31, 2007
Breach is slow, but never ponderous, and not at all like your average spy thriller. It has less obvious thrills and more depth.
August 31, 2007
A sombre game of cat-and-mouse. What it lacks in genuine tension it amply compensates in the understated performances of the two leads.
August 31, 2007
Intriguing and intelligent, Breach may be too understated for its own good.
August 31, 2007
An interestingly told tale: melancholy, thoughtful, and very un-American.
August 31, 2007
Despite a couple of tense set pieces, the suspense needed to ignite this film is disappointingly lacking.
August 31, 2007
Tense, fascinating, worthwhile.
August 28, 2007
Despite a career-best turn from Chris Cooper, however, Breach is a weirdly muted affair.
August 3, 2007
Cold and cerebral, with simmering suspense rather than outright excitement, this is a feel-the-quality-of-the-acting movie. It can't answer all sorts of questions, but does take a scary mug shot of a subtle monster.
March 21, 2007
Ultimately, the movie soars because of the inspired casting of Chris Cooper as Hanssen.
February 23, 2007
(Chris Cooper)is the principal reason why this unspectacular, low-key study of the Hanssen national security fiasco is so effective.
February 19, 2007
Cooper is superb, hard as granite, dense as an imploding black hole.
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
Ray's impression of the real Hanssen remains frighteningly opaque.
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
A well-paced, intelligent thriller that's easily the most pleasant surprise of the year so far.
February 16, 2007
An uncompromising study in the gradual decay of a soul.
February 16, 2007
Though you know from the start just how it's going to end, Breach, based on the true story of a treasonous FBI operative, is an edge-of-the-seat thriller.
February 16, 2007
Breach is a movie tailor-made for the age of intelligence failure.
February 16, 2007
Subtle, complex, bleakly funny at times, but always utterly enveloping, one of the great studies in profoundly abnormal psychology.
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