Fair Game

Fair Game

DVD - 2011
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A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed.

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7626dee
May 10, 2018

What should have been a slam dunk given the subject material results in pure boredom due to a deeply flawed script and terrible editing/directing-don't know which was to blame. Story telling is an art form and this story should have flowed, the actors didn't have much to work with and seem somewhat bored with it all. Sean Penn had nothing to do and did nothing quite well. One piece of a giant mistake-deliberate screw up-and yet I felt no emotion when I should have been jumping up and down with rage. Staff meetings at the CIA are the most boring way to present this and please learn to separate the operators from the analysts/suits in the puzzle palace. The only part I could never understand is how Colin Powell could screw up so completely, but that would have to be another story as everyone knows Cheney/Bush were liars from the get go. Those hanging chads in West Palm Beach are going to haunt us forever.

Not my type of movie.

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jweiskc
Nov 29, 2017

An indictment of one of many treasonous acts by the Bush II administration.

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SandraLH
Jun 17, 2017

Riveting portrayal of real-life story of how several in our government turned on a good female CIA agent and ruined her career and turned her life and and her family's life upside down because her husband, a journalist, told the truth in an article during the time of the Bush administration's search for "weapons of mass destruction" that did not exist. These actions resulted in the disappearance and possible death of people in other countries with whom the agent had on-going missions. It was unfortunate that her husband didn't seriously consider how his actions might affect his wife's career and their lives before selfishly forging ahead and publishing his article to justify himself. However, the Wilsons did eventually persevere and the truth eventually came out after an official investigation. Real shame there are so many evil people in power in our government.

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gillythebetter
Jul 24, 2016

Starting as a spy thriller, it turns to focusing on life inside a media storm in Washington. The special feature is commentary by Plame and Wilson. I watched/listened to the whole thing again. Very interesting stuff.

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Twiggzette
Mar 16, 2016

Typical ultra-lib Hollywood garbage written by ideologically and politically challenged idiots. You can take all of the brains in Hollywood, cook them down into a DNA soup, and still not have enough intelligence to do anything really useful in the world.

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Monolith
Aug 06, 2015

I was shocked at the bonehead move journalist hubby made in being discreet w/wifey's career/identity at stake...

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rp3276
May 24, 2015

Hated it. Typical Sean Penn antigovernment movie. It was not for me......

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peasworth
Mar 02, 2015

I dont know, but I think there was some speculative creative license used to encourage me to sympathize with the main characters. To see first hand the consequences to foreign citizens and their families for revealing an undercover operative.
However, I didnt need that to know that what was done was done in spite. And regardless of the consequences it was illegal and childish. And connecting these actions to top officials in the White house... well that makes for good plot enough.
I say: "it's a keeper"

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LatteCathy
Apr 08, 2014

DVD is so badly scratched that it can not be played.
Very disappointing.

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