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Breach (2007)

Written By Awir Aditya on Sunday, February 6, 2011 | 1:38 PM


Genre: Crime/Drama/Biography

Starring: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillipe, Laura Linney

FBI agent Robert Hanssen (Cooper) was suspected of selling US military secrets to the Soviet Union which caused heavy damages to American national security and compromised American allies. Along with that, he was also suspected of creating and uploading pornographic content on the internet. Eric O'Neil (Phillipe) an FBI computer specialist with little field experience, is assigned the special task to become Hanssen's assistant and to gather evidence so that the FBI can take him down. During the course of this task, Eric learns to respect Robert for all the special and unique abilities he holds to the point that he thinks that he is innocent. He realises that things are not as easy as they seem to be when it starts disrupting his marriage and is quickly running out of time. The movie is a fictionalised story based on a true-life event and Hanssens deeds have been said to be the biggest breach in US intelligence. The movie is quite slow and there are points where it can get very boring. It lacks complete suspense and most of the movie revolves around the relationship between Hanssen and O'Neil. The movie needed to be spiced up with some thrills and suspense in order to become more enjoyable. A good movie which could have been better.

Thumbs up: Decent plot
Thumbs down: Slow, needs more enthusiasm

Rating: 6.5/10
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