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  • Summary: A story about theft, both criminal and emotional, Breaking & Entering follows a disparate group of long-term Londoners and new arrivals whose lives intersect in the inner-city area of King's Cross. (The Weinstein Company)
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. One of the more intelligent, better-made new movies around right now, but, despite everything, it doesn't really connect with the nerves and heart. It's a romance without anguish, although the pain of love is really what it's all about.
  2. 70
    The movie has a gentle, bemused intelligence, the tone of British liberalism at its most open-minded.
  3. 63
    The actors, especially Binoche, do their damnedest to bring urgency to their roles. But despite Minghella's admirable attempt to tackle major themes on an intimate scale, the film goes down like weak tea. There's no kick in it.
  4. 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.
  5. 58
    Strip off the superfluities, and it's a chamber play about people with nothing in common talking about what, at their core, they have in common. A film meant to remind us of our shared humanity mainly unites us in frustration with its thick, gummy progress.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Breaking and Entering starts out powerfully, then falls apart by the time it reaches its too-neat conclusion.
  7. Starts busily, and soon becomes a bafflement -- such an interesting cast, such technical excellence, so many intricate details and parallel plot threads, yet so little clarity or urgency.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11