Bad old days are too quickly forgotten, but fair game is there to remind us - not only of the manipulation of evidence and the falsehoods that led to the iraq war but the high cost of telling the truth in a time of fear the story of valerie plame wilson and joseph wilson gets the big-screen treatment in this. The political thriller 'fair game' serves up righteous outrage at the outing of cia agent valerie plame. Tense valerie plame story mixes drama, politics read common sense media's fair game review, age rating, and parents guide. Buy fair game: read 326 movies & tv reviews - amazoncom it's a good movie i read some professional reviews online that left me puzzled the reviewers seemed to focus on the family struggles that play out in the movie while ignoring the government abuse of power and lying to the american people to me that's. Though based on a true story with a well-known outcome, doug liman's fair game is as suspenseful as any fictional thriller — and considerably more tragic the film opens in 2001, as undercover agent valerie plame (naomi watts) unsuccessfully researches weapons of mass destruction in iraq. This is a dramatization of the real life events of what happened to valerie plame ( played by naomi watts) and her husband joseph wilson (played by sean penn) when she was identified in the press as a cia agent to prevent her husband from pushing forward the truth that the us went to war with iraq on false pretenses. That's what the film says there will no doubt be dissent few people are happy to be portrayed as liars and betrayers what amazes me is that fair game doesn't play the game of using fictional names they're all right there, including cheney personally ordering the intelligence to be falsified. I don't think i can call fair game a particularly great film, probably more of a guilty pleasure because i share its very obvious point of view, but as far as those films made in the post 9/11 backlash against bush go, it's a huge improvement on genre contributors such as home of the brave.
Ostensibly the story of valerie plame, the cia operative who wrote fair game: how a top cia agent was betrayed by her own government, doug liman's fact -based drama fair game really belongs to sean penn, who adds plame's husband, joseph wilson, to his gallery of unforgettable characters. Fair game : watch online now with amazon instant video: naomi watts, sean penn, doug liman: amazoncouk joe's report has to be discredited, and valerie and her cia credentials are also 'fair game' but revealing the film won a well deserved freedom of expression award from the national board of review. As well as being a fantastically boring film, with team-america-style performances from sean penn and naomi watts, fair game is a deafening aria of self-pity and self-importance from the liberal overclass in washington and hollywood it is a movie with right on its side, and never was that right proclaimed. Biography bruce mcgill and kristoffer ryan winters in fair game (2010) khaled nabawy and liraz charhi in fair game (2010) sam shepard and naomi watts in fair game (2010) fair game is fascinating for all those interested in the mechanism of power and use/abuse of it and is also a riveting piece of film making.
Fair game has 2026 ratings and 385 reviews ashley said: fair game is a true story, recounted by valerie plame wilson - the center of a rather significant american political scandal wilson (also i read this the day after watching the film w/ my parents very impressive source material (and great movie) i should have. Fair game was interesting to see, and i'm a big fan of director doug liman and the two main stars it's just not a movie that sticks with you, or has any lasting effect in a movie where the stakes are so high, and light is shed on some of the uglier side of government and politics, you would think the message would be more. Matt reviews fair game directed by doug liman, the film stars naomi watts, sean penn, michael kelly, noah emmerich, and sam shepard.
Fair game movie reviews & metacritic score: a suspense-filled glimpse into the deark corridors of political power, fair game is a riveting action-thriller ba. Doug liman's movie, “fair game,” based on plame's book of the same name, could have been a fun romp or even a thrill ride, the kind of spy movie hollywood used to make (alfred hitchcock's “notorious,” “the manchurian candidate,” “the day of the jackal”) before it lost its sense of sport and humor when it came to.
Fair game #15 | review of the year with jacqui hurley fair game dec 22, 2016 0 over those past 12 months there have been some incredible foundations laid, progress made and challenges slain by irish sportswomen from the ladyball to the olympics and everything in between - we're reflecting on all of the action. In 2003, cia operative valerie plame had her cover blown in the pages of the washington post—payback, some suggest, for her husband lashing out against the iraq war but this film is about more than politics: it's about family, duty and the nature of truth, too. We're not in the habit of writing movie reviews but the recently released film fair game - which covers a poisonous washington controversy during the war in iraq - deserves some editorial page comment, if only because of what its promoters are saying about it the protagonists portrayed in the movie,.
Directed by doug liman, the movie-maker responsible for the first film in the bourne trilogy, fair game is adroitly adapted by british playwright jez butterworth and his younger brother, john-henry, from memoirs written by the johnsons, and it is a riveting conspiracy thriller in the class of all the president's. Fair game nyt critic's pick director doug liman writers jez butterworth, john- henry butterworth stars naomi watts, sean penn rating pg-13 running time 1h 48m genres biography, drama, thriller movie data powered by imdbcom last updated: nov 2, 2017 a version of this review appears in.
Synopsis valerie plame and her husband face the fallout when her cover is blown as a covert cia agent plame's status as a cia agent was revealed by white house officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 new york times op-ed piece saying that the bush administration had manipulated. Doug liman's fair game is both a compelling and an infuriating film, for a couple of reasons for starters, it's true - and yet the victims of.
In fair game, doug liman mostly avoids delivering a political treatise. The personal and the political intersect in fair game, a hollywood take on the valerie plame story. Politieke film van doug liman, regisseur van the bourne identity, maakt vooral indruk op het persoonlijke vlak. Read the empire review of fair game find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.