• Breach (2007)


Release Date: February 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 12th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe), a low-level surveillance expert with the FBI, believes he is accomplishing his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent, with his unexpected promotion and assignment to work with renowned agent Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper). However, he soon learns the reason for his promotion is to gain Hanssen's trust and find proof that he is a traitor to the country.

Cast: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Gary Cole, Bruce Davison, Mary Jo Deschanel, Clare Stone

Director: Billy Ray

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Outlaw Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal

Keywords: 2000s, Mystery, Suspenseful, Fall, Deception, Wife, Office, Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    In this steadily gripping hothouse of a thriller, it's Cooper -- funny, fierce and bug-wild -- who gives us a look into the abyss. show more

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    A compelling and eerily effective little drama. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    In this film, everything comes down to the acting. Chris Cooper, one of our finest screen actors, gets inside the mysterious traitor. Ryan Phillippe has just the right gung-ho determination tempered with a touch of naivete as O'Neill. Meanwhile, Laura Linney nails the role of a career agent. show more

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