110 minute running time but five minutes of credits so it was a decent length… I watched all the deleted scenes and was glad they cut them out… probably could have cut out five more minutes and made it the perfect length, but…. anyway, this was not bad, pretty good in fact. Chris Cooper plays a traitorous FBI agent (based on a true story) and he’s good (it’s more or less a one-man show) … the kid FBI agent who is tasked with watching him is a weaker actor. Laura Linney is better at playing her part of a cold, spinster agent running the sting.
This guy Hanssen was selling secrets for 22 years!?! Twenty-two! What level of incompetence is there within the government that would allow that to occur? It boggles the mind. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie and can recommend it as a sort-of thriller and psychological investigation into a turncoat. A rare green rating and another good recommendation from John Farr (who also turned me onto Foxcatcher and several other really good movies I’d never heard about).