Breaking and Entering

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22

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  1. Aug 28, 2014
    6
    Another intelligent addition to Anthony Minghella's already impressive collection. Breaking and Entering is very subtle. That's a major part of it's promise.
  2. MartinB.
    Dec 9, 2006
    5
    Once you get to the end, the whole thing feels pretty pointless.
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56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 50
    There's no shortage of candidates for the fatal flaw: the artificial storyline; the presence of a ridiculously cliched character; the lack of chemistry between illicit lovers. Blaming one of these problems is probably unfair. The movie's failure is likely based on a fusion of all these, and perhaps a few others.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Entirely respectable in every way, it nonetheless has a very cool body temperature and thus likely will inspire polite admiration rather than excitement among viewers.
  3. The film is handsomely mounted and well played (particularly by the always magical Binoche--such a wonderfully alert actress), but somehow it never draws one into its schemes.