Inspired by true events, Breach is a dramatic thriller set inside the halls of the Bureau that serves as gatekeeper of the nation’s most sensitive and volatile secrets.
In February 2001, renowned FBI operative Robert Hanssen was found guilty of treason against America. Over a period of more than two decades, Hanssen systematically and deliberately sold his country’s key intelligence to the former Soviet Union. Today, Academy Award winner CHRIS COOPER (American Beauty, Adaptation) stars as Hanssen, one of the most notorious spies in the history of our country.
Movies based on real people are showing up more frequently at the box office and this one in no exception. While it may be based on historical events, the writers focused on several questionable elements and character flaws in the film’s main subject making the thematic elements a little too graphic for the family audience. It’s focus is on a closed minded, hyper-conservative man whose outwardly moralistic point of view is so exaggerated that when we find out he is a sexual deviant, we are none too surprised.
While the film is intriguing at times, the plot is painfully slow to develop and the situations are a little more on the cerebral side than you might expect from an espionage movie. Alas, the director takes full advantage of the PG-13 rating and throws in the customary single f-word, easily placing this film above our allowable guidelines.