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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Ryan Phillippe
Chris Cooper
Dennis Haysbert
Laura Linney
Gary Cole
Directors
Billy Ray
Screenwriters
Adam Mazer
William Rotko
Running Time
110 minutes

Breach
The spy who stayed out in the cold


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Breach

Plot
In 2001, FBI trainee Eric O’Neill (Ryan Phillippe) starts work under the Bureau’s computer wizard Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper), with secret orders to check on his internet habits. He’s soon told Hanssen is the target of an espionage investigation.


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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