#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, is arrested for spying. Jump back two months: Eric O’Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Hanssen and to write down everything Hanssen does. O’Neill’s told it’s an investigation of Hanssen’s sexual habits. Within weeks, the crusty Hanssen, a devout Catholic, has warmed to O’Neill, who grows to respect Hanssen. O’Neill’s wife resents Hanssen’s intrusiveness; the personal and professional stakes get higher. How they catch Hanssen and why he spies become the film’s story. Can O’Neill help catch red-handed “the worst spy in history” and hold onto his personal life?
Plot: Eric O’Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O’Neill’s told it’s an investigation of Hanssen’s sexual habits, however Hanssen is really suspected of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for years and being responsible for the deaths of agents working for the United States.
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I Matter Plenty
Greetings again from the darkness. Writer/Director Billy Ray was the creative force behind “Shattered Glass” a few years ago and obviously is drawn to true stories of human deception. Here he takes on one of our biggest fears … a federal agent who sells out his own country. Normally we only get these type of scenarios in LeCarre novels, but the story of FBI agent Robert Hanssen is a real life nightmare.
Perfect casting has Chris Cooper as the very odd Hanssen who has nearly 25 years with the bureau, many of which have been spent selling off national secrets to the Soviet Union. In an almost unbelievable stroke of luck, Hanssen was put in charge of finding the mole … yes, his job was to find himself!! Cooper is very strong here as the ego-maniacal tortured soul who pulls off his deceit with a disarming devotion to religion, the bureau and blending. He appears to be just another working stiff pulling in a paycheck.
Most of the supporting staff is solid. Laura Linney is slightly miscast as the agent in charge of bringing Hanssen down. Dennis Haysbert is her boss. Gary Cole plays it straight here, and Kathleen Quinlan (as Hanssen’s wife) and Bruce Davison (as Eric O’Neill’s dad) have brief but effective turns. Caroline Dhavernas is an actress I am not familiar with, but her performance here has me intrigued.
The weak link in the film is Ryan Phillipe, who just doesn’t possess the acting chops to pull off the pivotal role of Eric O’Neill – the agent wannabe who gets thrust into the crucial position of bringing Hanssen down. It is just implausible to believe Phillipe could ever pass the FBI entrance exam, much less outsmart the guy who outsmarted the entire bureau for two decades. Despite the weakness, the story is strong enough to overcome this and maintain the quasi-thriller feel. This is quite an accomplishment for a film when all the viewers know how it will end!! The real life Hanssen is spending life in prison and O’Neill immediately resigned from the bureau for the “normal” life of a Washington attorney. Part spy thriller, part history lesson, part psychoanalysis, “Breach” is very enjoyable despite the fact that we are provided no real answers as to WHY this man acted as he did. We are only led to believe that it wasn’t the money, but instead the ego that drove his madness.
Slow but Authentic
“Breach” is slow – slow enough to recommend waiting to rent for most people. It is a good story, but the material requires the methodical pacing that will bore viewers hoping for car chases and gun fights.
The most authentic part of the movie is its attention to detail. The interior shots look like the drab, boring government offices they portray. This wonderfully realistic touch will be lost on those that haven’t toiled in such holes; it is nice that a movie finally depicts a governmental office that looks like one, instead of a futuristic, gleaming movie version that has more in common with the starship Enterprise.
Intentionally or not, the drabness goes beyond the office spaces (apologies to – yeahhh – Gary Cole). Laura Linney’s hair is flat and dull, and she’s as pale as a ghost. All of the exterior shots are cloudy with a 70% chance of showers, like DC all winter long. The somber look of the movie enhances theme, but will probably leave some viewers with a bad taste.
As a retired intelligence analyst, I enjoyed this movie because it reminds us that traitors exist, and they cause damage to our national security. Like “United 93” it isn’t easy or enjoyable to watch, but the subject matter is thought provoking.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Director Billy Ray
Writer Adam Mazer (screenplay), William L. Rotko (screenplay), Billy Ray (screenplay), Adam Mazer (story), William L. Rotko (story)
Actors Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Caroline Dhavernas
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures, Outlaw Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,034 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm