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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Matt Damon
Robert De Niro
Tammy Blanchard
Angelina Jolie
Directors
Robert De Niro
Screenwriters
Eric Roth
Running Time
167 minutes

The Good Shepherd
Robert De Niro second directorial effort is a well-crafted spy drama.


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The Good Shepherd

Plot
In 1961, after the Bay Of Pigs fiasco, CIA agent Edward Wilson (Damon) tries to learn who leaked word of the planned invasion of Cuba. He recalls his long service with the Agency, and ponders the failure of his marriage to Clover (Jolie).


Verdict
Well-crafted and well-acted, but ever-so-slightly worthy and strangely unaffecting. Given the track record of the CIA, it probably ought to be angrier.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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