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Overall C+

Based on a true story, Breach recounts the FBI's clandestine operations to catch a notorious mole hiding in their ranks. Ryan Phillippe plays Eric O'Neill , an agent-in-training who is assigned to spy on the suspect, Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper), a grumpy, mistrustful counterintelligence officer.

Violence C
Sexual Content C
Profanity C-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language

Talk to your kids about…


Although Eric is anxious to become an FBI agent, he soon realizes the pressure that comes with the job. What effect does frequent lying have on his life? How does the secretive nature of his job affect his marriage? What other kinds of careers may put a strain on family and marital relationships?

Do you think that religion is portrayed fairly in this film? Is there a line between being a devoted practitioner of one’s religious beliefs and being overzealous?

How does confidence in others affect relationships? Is it always easy to tell who is trustworthy? What breaches in trust are depicted in this film?

To read the actual FBI press release information concerning the arrest of Robert Hanssen, go to