Breach (4 stars)

  • The List
  • 23 August 2007

This article is from 2007


Superior political thriller

Superior political thriller based on the true story of an FBI turncoat who created the biggest security breach in the organisation’s history. Chris Cooper is excellent as FBI agent Robert Hanssen and Ryan Phillippe is equally good as the undercover agent following his every move. Billy 'Shattered Glass' Ray directs.

General release from Fri 31 Aug.


  • 2006
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Billy Ray
  • Written by: Billy Ray, Adam Mazer, William Rotko
  • Cast: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole

Taut espionage thriller about a true-life American security scandal. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

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