Customer Reviews for

Breach

Average Rating 4
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    In a depiction of the the most destructive mole case in American history, Breach is a brilliant film with Chris Cooper as the ingenious traitor Robert Hanssen, who was caught in 2001. Films about espionage usually stereotype or romanticize the craft instead of of discovering the evil under. However, the deeper investigation by various people in the FBI displayed the covert and less than stellar performance of the FBI and intelligence community.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Strong Character Driven Drama Revealing the Underbelly of our National Intelligence

    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 the case are public knowledge. Robert Hanssen (in a brilliant performance by Chris Cooper) works in national Intelligence and is a crusty, ominous character with some strange demons in his head. FBI Agent Kate Burroughs (Laura Linney) studies a young FBI clerk Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe) and decides he is the one gritty and fearless enough to assign to the suspicious Hanssen, a man the FBI feels certain is a major suspect in the breach of security. Hanssen has been selling Intelligence reports to the Soviet Union but in so careful a manner that his status is almost impenetrable. Eric is married to an East German girl Julianna (Caroline Dhavernas) and while she is proud of Eric's advancement in the FBI she fears his preoccupation with his work. Hanssen and his wife Bonnie (Kathleen Quinlan) form a friendship with Eric and Julianna and that friendship, together with a shared near obsession with the Catholic Church, gains Hanssen's trust in Eric. The tension between the investigation by the FBI and Eric's role as a mole create some terrifying situations. But Eric overcomes all obstacles and proceeds to successfully match Hanssen's inscrutable mind and behavior and in the end takes great risks in all aspects of his life to fulfill his mission. The cast is excellent with special attention to the performances of Cooper, Phillippe, and Linney. The supporting roles are carefully cast with such fine actors as Gary Cole, Dennis Haysbert, and Bruce Davison. The production values add immeasurably to the aura of suspense. This is a fine movie not only for the qualities mentioned but also for bringing to light the lack of security from even the most trusted parts of our government. Disturbing food for thought and action. Grady Harp

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Excellent Movie

    This movie was great. You are captivate from the start to finish. I can not wait till it comes to DVD. It kept my interest all through the movie. It was unbelievable that something like this could really happen.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1