“Fair Game” is a film that I can respect as it seemed to avoid the feelings of ‘sensationalism’ amid its screenplay. It seemed to stay within the realms of its premise and yet it never reached the limits of such a premise. I feel that the film was a little too safe and didn’t go deeper into the story of this woman who had served her country faithfully and was finally revealed as a CIA operative just because of her husband’s own revelations.
This film can coincide with “Green Zone” albeit it is an entirely different film. To its credit, the film is well-acted; Watts and Penn are veterans and they know exactly what and how they could bring their characters to life.
“Fair Game” isn’t too impressive but it was a film that I can respect and understand the motivations behind it. [3+ Out of 5 Stars]
Although Fair Game ends with a rousing call to arms in defense of democracy, and justice is somewhat served, you won't walk out of the theater with a smile on your face. In fact, when I looked around, the sparse crowd that made it through the end credits was mostly slumped in their seats. There's just nothing that can fatigue you quite like the misdeeds of the Bush/Cheney crowd, unless it's a movie about the misdeeds of that gang. You may … more
“Fair Game” is essentially three movies crammed into one, and two of them are pretty good. The first movie is a smart, sharp spy thriller starring Naomi Watts. As Valerie Plame, she is a Central Intelligence Agency spy in the leadup to the Iraq War. She is very good at her job, and Watts does a great job of portraying a smart, committed woman is not afraid to go toe to toe with some very scary people. Director Doug Liman, who directed the first Bourne movie, brings … more