Fair Game

Wife. Mother. Spy.


Fair Game
A pretty accurate close-up look at what has become known as the Valerie Plame affair. She was an undercover CIA agent with a network of agents across the middle east. Her husband, a retired diplomat, was sent to Niger to confirm the Bush administration's allegations of nuke smuggling to Saddam Hussein. He found nothing, and reported as such. His government lied about what he reported, so he wrote the truth in a newspaper article. In response, the government leaked information blowing his wife's cover, which led to huge problems in their marriage, as well as legal trouble for the administration.

106 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Action, Biographical, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, David Andrews, Ty Burrell, Bruce McGill
Director
Doug Liman
ScreenplayJez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, from the books by Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame
MusicJohn Powell
CinematographyDoug Liman
EditingChristopher Tellefsen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2010
Produced byRiver Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Zucker Productions, Weed Road Pictures, Hypnotic, Fair Game Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiography, drama
LanguageModerate, infrequent, in context
NudityNone
SexNone, one reference to sex
ViolenceModerate to mildly strong psychological violence, brief war violence in context
PrejudiceMildly implied
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Washington Post quote iconFeatures stellar performances from Naomi Watts and Sean Penn
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote icon'Game' bied 'n ontnugterende familieportret
15
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconBest real-life spy movie yet
15
Box Office
Pete Hammond
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconAdmirable rather than exciting, in a Walrus-political-essay kind of way, the movie needed more macro and less micro.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconWatts (quietly seething) and Penn (he makes the bluntly outspoken Wilson hell at the dinner table) bring ferocity and feeling to their roles, turning a potent political thriller into a stirring, relatable human drama.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAs it stands, it's okay, but I was hoping and expecting for so much more considering the subject matter. Easy enough to watch.
11
Metacritic.com
34 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
131 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt struggles with the balance between fact-based biopic and taut political thriller, but Fair Game brims with righteous anger -- and benefits from superb performances by Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.
16

What the People say

Internet
3009 Netizens quote iconGreat Game
14

Average .. 70%

14

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