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Breach (2007)

11 Ratings: 3.8
A movie directed by Billy Ray

Is a mystery really mysterious when the end isn't a secret? Is espionage still thrilling when you know beforehand that the cloak has been pulled back and the dagger revealed? If it's a film as good asBreach, the answer is a resounding yes. Here … see full wiki

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Director: Billy Ray
5 reviews about Breach (2007)
review by . March 18, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Your FBI at work. After only 20 years of traitorous leaks, they bust the case.
What do you do with an FBI traitor who for 20 years was feeding serious secrets to the Soviets and then to Russia? If you're the FBI, you don't follow up on tips about the guy, you don't get curious that his expensive life style doesn't match his FBI salary, you ignore his extensive, private hetero kinkiness even though a murmur about homosexuality would get another person booted out the door, and you sure don't want to look too hard and then find a scandal on your hands like …
review by . April 08, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
One of the best films of the last decade.....
On February18,2001  Attorney General  John Ashcroft made a public televised announcement  that  one of the FBI's  highest ranking agents  Robert Hanssen  had been  charged with selling American secrets to Russia for more than US$1.4 million in cash and diamonds over a 22-year period. On 6 July 2001, he pleaded guilty to fifteen counts of espionage. He was then sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. His activities have been described …
review by . August 02, 2008
I didn't remember all that much about the story of the traitor Robert Hansen...but BREACH sure brought it back. In the very early years of the George W. Bush administration, before 9/11, the arrest of Hansen was a big story. I called him a traitor, rather than a double agent, because the extent of the damage he caused to the US intelligence efforts over a couple of decades was in the billions of dollars and also probably cost the lives of several KGB agents who were working for the US.     BREAC …
review by . June 19, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
BREACH could have been a documentary as the facts are all in place and the 2001 capture of Robert Hanssen, the most formidable spy in this country's history, is one that is mind boggling enough without the need for dramatization. Yet the screenplay by Adam Mazur and William Rotko in turn based on a story by director Billy Ray with Mazur and Rotko transforms this infamous case into a fine melodrama. The result is a smart thriller, one that holds our attention despite the fact that the results of …
review by . June 12, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Based on a true story, 'Breach' gives us a nerve-wrenching tip-toe spy story taking place within the FBI. Young agent aspirant, Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe) proves to be the kind of wunderkind his agency needs to do some in-house spying. At first he finds his mission nearly impossible, but his target is near-retiree curmudgeon Robert Hanssen (played with finesse by stock jerk-villain actor Chris Cooper, who here shows greater spectrum). He is prompted by his stridently clinical supervisor (Laura …
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