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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 122 (Jul/Aug 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole, Bruce Davison & Kathleen Quinlan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Writer/Director Billy Ray and former FBI Operative Eric O'Neill, eight deleted and two alternate scenes with optional director and editor commentary, an 11-minute behind-the-scenes featurette (Breaching The Truth), an in-depth look at Robert Hanssen in seven minutes (Anatomy Of A Character), and a Dateline television segment

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61032276
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For violence, sexual content, and language
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/12/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Billy Ray
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Hoping to work his way through the ranks in an expedited manner, Eric O'Neill (Phillippe) takes a lowly assignment as the assistant to veteran FBI agent Robert Hanssen (Cooper), who is currently under investigation for possible traitor activities. Carefully watching Hanssen's every move, and reporting it to higher-ups, Eric slowly earns the trust and respect of his hard-edged boss, and becomes entangled in a life gone horribly wrong. Breach is based on a true story. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows adequate resolution, but fine details in images are not as impressive as in the best releases. Black levels are fairly deep, but details in the shadows tend to get masked in the darkness. Edge enhancement is noticeable throughout and can become rather distracting, especially on high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

With a low noise floor and adequate resolution, the Dolby