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Chris Cooper, already an established actor, gives the performance of a
lifetime as Robert Hansen, the FBI agent arrested for 25 years of
espionage against the United States. Cooper convincingly portrays the
smugness, cockiness, and "holier than thou" attitude which eventually
(in my eyes) led to Hansen's downfall.
The movie is tense and moves swiftly without compromising the story line. Ryan Phillipe is equally impressive as the young FBI employee who is brought on to earn Hansen's trust and find out what made him tick.
This is a must-see - I saw it with about 100 people ... and from what I heard, almost everyone was still talking about it afterward as they walked out and in the bathrooms - and all were great comments.
Definitely an early Oscar contender for 2008 in my opinion.