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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.
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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