Overall Rank: 2949
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 106
Theatrical Release Date: 02/16/2007
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Billy Ray
Actors: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole, Dennis Haysbert
Plot: Based on a true story, senior FBI agent Robert Hanssen is suspected of years of spying. Computer specialist Eric O'Neill is assigned as his new clerk, with the added job of gathering information on Hanssen to out him as the worst spy in history. -- Chris Kavan
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sapien - wrote on 01/16/2010
Even the fact that it was based on a true story couldn't help this movie to make it decent.
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 12/08/2008
A film that is interesting due to the fact that it is historically accurate enough, although it is fairly easy to notice when it is not accurate and that it is a recent event. The film is an effective and interesting thriller. With a original and very real character. This is one where they show you exactly who he was but it is impossible to figure him out because no ever figured the person out in real life.
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patjohnson76 - wrote on 10/04/2007
This is a very good movie, based on the real life investigation of Robert Hannssen, who for years passed confidential information to the Russians. Chris Cooper plays Hannssen in a way that is very surprising. You know right away what Hannssen's crimes are, yet at times you still sympathize with him even though he's guilty of treason. Ryan Phillippe plays Eric O'Neill, the up-and-comer in the FBI placed to spy on Hannssen and provide information. Both he and Cooper are very strong, and Laura Linney and Dennis Haysbert do well as O'Neill's supervisors. There's lots of suspense, even though you know how it ends (the movie begins with John Ashcroft's press conference on the matter). The film does take some dramatic license with certain events, which is acknowledged, but at it's core is …
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