Fair Game

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Tense Valerie Plame story mixes drama, politics.

PG-13 2010 104 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

a compelling and engaging political thriller/human drama.

3.5/5 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 intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq this political thriller is the second political thriller after The Ghost Writer from last year, and the second best too. that one was very thrilling in a stylish and off beat way. this is a solid documentary like plainly moving movie. this movie is based on real accounts so its a true story which always entertain you. direction of this movie is good but i expected slightly more. screenplay is engaging and very much engaging. there are slight problems in writing that effects the second half of the movie. art and other technical direction is fine. editing was ok. story is good. movie is overall good to watch. Naomi Watts is such a talented actress, she is very good in this movie, good and natural performance, same for Sean Penn, he was good too. acting wise good. Importand and unsettling subject matter handled in a mature, sophisticated way. Captivating drama, skillfully scripted, a compelling human drama and a engaging political thriller. see it.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Great role models

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