Wife. Mother. Spy.
Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, David Andrews, Ty Burrell, Bruce McGill
|Screenplay||Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, from the books by Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Zucker Productions, Weed Road Pictures, Hypnotic, Fair Game Productions|
|Language||Moderate, infrequent, in context|
|Sex||None, one reference to sex|
|Violence||Moderate to mildly strong psychological violence, brief war violence in context|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Washington Post Features stellar performances from Naomi Watts and Sean Penn
Paul Boekkooi 'Game' bied 'n ontnugterende familieportret
Kirk Honeycutt Best real-life spy movie yet
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Jason Anderson Admirable rather than exciting, in a Walrus-political-essay kind of way, the movie needed more macro and less micro.
Peter Travers Watts (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.
C. Fuchs As it stands, it's okay, but I was hoping and expecting for so much more considering the subject matter. Easy enough to watch.
Tomatometer It 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.
What the People say
3009 Netizens Great Game
Average .. 70%