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Breaking and Entering Reviews

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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
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 4, 2007
The pitch meeting must have been frightening: "Caché for fans of Chocolat."
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 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 2, 2007
An intimate, but intriguing drama. It refuses to be categorized.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 16, 2007
A sharp study in contrasts built on sturdy performances, Breaking and Entering manages to tackle immigration, youthful rebellion, family dynamics and, yes, love. The title doesn't merely refer to buildings, it also refers to hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 16, 2007
Breaking and Entering, not unlike a pair of other English dramas of recent vintage (Notes on a Scandal and The Queen), provides further proof that so-called serious filmmaking can be equally entertaining and provocative.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2007
Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering shimmers with good intentions and competency: Its blue/gray palette is elegant and unobtrusive; its cast is uniformly fine with occasional startling moments of brilliance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2007
Its waywardness may not make for the tightest of narratives, but it certainly gives the movie the pulse of real, random life
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2007
Minghella successfully returns to smaller more intimate fare.
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February 8, 2007
Plays by its own rules and hopes prospective audiences are patient enough to follow characters whose lives are more rewarding to watch than the ho-hum plot surrounding them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2007
For all its contrivances (including Vera Farmiga's improbably erudite whore), Breaking and Entering has its finger on the pulse of contemporary London life and possesses its share of fleeting delights.
February 8, 2007
The film gives us hope about our ability to become better people when we're faced with difficult situations, but it's not sentimental.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2007
A smart, well-mannered film that could use a little more juice and fire.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2007
A shrewd and decent movie.
January 27, 2007
Weak as both a forbiden afair drama due to the non existant chemistry of the illicit couple, and as a sociological exploration of the relationships between the rich white man and the ghetto boy, or even as a political approach of the Bosnian drama, B&E on
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2007
Breaking and Entering climaxes in a welter of apologies. Everyone in London, it seems, has cause for remorse and for my part I regret that I lost count of the number of times the words 'I'm sorry' were uttered on screen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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