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Breaking and Entering Reviews

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August 27, 2009
One-hundred percent uncut bourgeois fantasy
March 18, 2008
Though intricately plotted and well acted, Minghella's characters feel more like symbols than flesh-and-blood characters, and their travails seem designed to illustrate a lecture about privilege, injustice, cultural stereotypes and bourgeois complacency.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 18, 2008
The complicated interactions involving class and culture that ensue between all these characters remain fascinating even when they seem overly schematic.
October 22, 2007
Insightful, contemporary love story for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2007
Though Binoche does very solid work, she can't sell the idea of her and Law as a couple; the chemistry isn't there. Not much else rings true in Minghella's screenplay, which is full of coincidences and speeches about race and class.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2007
A convoluted plot of break-ins, architectural redevelopment and mid-30s life crises mask a fairly standard tale of a love triangle.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 27, 2007
Everything in Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering is torn and in need of mending....And like the flaw's set within the confines of the film, the movie itself is in need of a little tinkering itself.
May 4, 2007
The pitch meeting must have been frightening: "Caché for fans of Chocolat."
April 18, 2007
A messy yet occasionally affecting drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2007
Un drama urbano muy contemporáneo que explora superficialmente ciertas realidades sociales, pero que presta más atención a las crisis domésticas de sus personajes. Podría haber sido mucho más interesante.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2007
Minghella signe une %u0153uvre enivrante énumérant avec tact et intelligence les valeurs d'honnêteté, de respect et de confiance découlant de chacune de ses résolutions de conflit.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 21, 2007
Class friction and the ensuing cinema of paranoia evidence of the growing class divide on screen
March 18, 2007
...a handsome but regrettably underpowered and preachy movie about liberal white guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
March 16, 2007
When Vera Farmiga shows up as a ridiculous Romanian prostitute, we want to give her money just so she'll remain onscreen and continue to flash her chest and her phony accent and offer at least the promise of titillation.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 14, 2007
A story of thievery and a torrid love affair, it takes a capable filmmaker and a skilled cast and locks them up in a holding cell of pretense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2007
Despite its title, Breaking and Entering doesn't crack these characters and doesn't let us see inside them...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2007
Deserves to be celebrated as a work that comes closer than any other to achieving what the filmmaker does best: Reminding us that no matter what is happening on a larger scale, we are defined by our interpersonal relationships.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 9, 2007
A restrained, low-key chamber piece about immigration and gentrification, and the emotional quicksand associated with marital betrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 9, 2007
The events that unfold never feel completely authentic. And its optimistic message of forgiveness feels too pat, as one character jokes in another context, to be contagious.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 9, 2007
There isn't an honest human moment in the whole movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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