Chilling `Breach' gets spy down cold

Review B+

February 16, 2007|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

In its own deliciously dogged manner, Breach tells the story of the capture of super-spy Robert Hanssen from what looks, at first, like the wrong end of the telescope. Writer-director Billy Ray doesn't try to dazzle you with the scope of Hanssen's treachery. He focuses on how this man could operate for decades as an enemy within, rising to the top rung of American counterintelligence experts. By the end, the movie has planted a big nightmare in your brain that won't leave you at the crack of dawn.

Breach (Universal Pictures) Starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe. Directed by Billy Ray. Rated PG-13. Time 110 minutes.

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