Breaking And Entering details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Juliette Binoche, Ray Winstone, Martin Freeman, Rafi Gavron, Vera Farmiga, Jude Law, Robin Wright Penn|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Anthony Minghella Collection|
Breaking And Entering
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Jul 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
True to Minghella's distinctive style, Breaking and Entering is a confidently crafted piece of work, with incisive performances and no shortage of ideas: He gives us an insight to the fractures within families and the changing face of London.
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The Law's A Sexy AssBy wreeve (60 reviews) from London NW3 , 14 Feb 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Strangely compelling viewing, if you are a north Londoner, or a Jude Law fan, or have had your small office burgled. I fall into all three camps.
The plot essentially involves Jude Law's office being serial burgled by a Serbian teenager run amok. Law takes the law (sic) into his own hands, and manages to track down the criminal, in the process meeting his sexy single mother (Binoche).
Law, of course, was already well served on the woman front with a half Swedish long-term girlfriend (Robin Wright Penn). The trouble is that she is a tricky character with an even more tricky 13 year old pre-pubescent slightly autistic gymnastic daughter (I kid you not).
Law steers a fine line between victim and maldoer, and whenever he's on the screen the movie is captivating. Binoche and Penn also put in good performances as the romantic interest(s). Ray Winstone , Martin Freeman and 'the prostitute' add amusement in well-drawn supporting roles. And London, the city, has a role of sorts: it's not cliched and is often very grimy, but it's always interesting to see.
The plot turns somewhat fantastical at the end, with the law becoming a victim in its own right. But that doesn't detract from a worthwhile character drama, some fine acting, and some memorable insights into relationships and modern London life. This won't top any charts but it's great that the UK is making these types of film - so try to see it.
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Watchable, fair, but disappointingBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 21 Feb 2013Has Juliette Binoche in it which was why I rented it, and she does a good job as an Eastern European down and out mother. But overall the plot about a sympathetic business owner who keeps having his premises broken into by the son stretches credibility to the limit. Also includes a hooker with a heart who befriends him but really adds nothing to the film.
breaking apart, breaking down, and breaking freeBy lukasz84 (75 reviews) , 19 Feb 2013the themes of coming together and coming apart, distance and connection, clarity and confusion which feed the film, are visualized with excellent craft in the in-and-out of focus shots, where the blurr washes away contours, to then given in to outlines. and such is the essential quality of emotional life. certainty dissolves, but there are rare moments of clarity. the awafully untimely passing of mr mighella is a great loss to the film art. this film shows how encompassing his intellignece was, and what a fine filmaker he was.
Too Many CoincidencesBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 22 Oct 2012Extremely well done film with plot lines that don't always add up, for example why no security staff on a state of the art new building in the middle of London. As in a lot of films of this kind there are too many coincidences in the story. As I said though, it's very well made, but doesn't quite pull all the right strings.
Consider itBy Wanderer (41 reviews) from Glasgow , 10 Oct 2012I found it enjoyable and interesting, even though this film pretty much slow-burns all the way through. Law is good in the central role and there is a sadly all to brief appearence by the delectable Vera Farmiga as a Russian prostitute (!). Not sure if all of the films emotional punches connected properly but a diverting watch never the less.
A waste of timeBy Violetolive (10 reviews) , 18 May 2012How disappointing. I selected this from Love Film's recommendations. Poor story line and not my idea of enjoyable entertainment at all.
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