Finally got a chance to see a couple of movies over the Labor Day weekend…
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401997/
Starring Ryan Phillipe, Chris Cooper, and Laura Linney, it was a great script – tight writing, well acted, well filmed. A definite film to see if you like thrillers based on real events. It actually made me consider Ryan Phillipe an actor as opposed to a mannequin (can’t say I’ve liked any of his earlier films).
The only thing I thought was a bit overdone in a few places was the makeup on Chris Cooper, who played Hanssen. For some reason they really overdid it towards the end, but beyond that I couldn’t find fault with the movie.
It made me think a bit — How much of the script and capture of Hanssen was PR for the FBI and US intelligence community? And how much of Hanssen’s actions led to the events of 9/11?
But the movie gets a solid 3.5 out of 4 stars from me. Great renter.