Fair Game

Fair Game

DVD - 2011
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Based on the autobiography of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose covert identity was exposed when her husband, retired Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote a newspaper article challenging the basis for the claim that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

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jweiskc
Nov 29, 2017

An indictment of one of many treasonous acts by the Bush II administration.

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SandraLH
Jun 17, 2017

Riveting portrayal of real-life story of how several in our government turned on a good female CIA agent and ruined her career and turned her life and and her family's life upside down because her husband, a journalist, told the truth in an article during the time of the Bush administration's search for "weapons of mass destruction" that did not exist. These actions resulted in the disappearance and possible death of people in other countries with whom the agent had on-going missions. It was unfortunate that her husband didn't seriously consider how his actions might affect his wife's career and their lives before selfishly forging ahead and publishing his article to justify himself. However, the Wilsons did eventually persevere and the truth eventually came out after an official investigation. Real shame there are so many evil people in power in our government.

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gillythebetter
Jul 24, 2016

Starting as a spy thriller, it turns to focusing on life inside a media storm in Washington. The special feature is commentary by Plame and Wilson. I watched/listened to the whole thing again. Very interesting stuff.

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Twiggzette
Mar 16, 2016

Typical ultra-lib Hollywood garbage written by ideologically and politically challenged idiots. You can take all of the brains in Hollywood, cook them down into a DNA soup, and still not have enough intelligence to do anything really useful in the world.

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Monolith
Aug 06, 2015

I was shocked at the bonehead move journalist hubby made in being discreet w/wifey's career/identity at stake...

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rp3276
May 24, 2015

Hated it. Typical Sean Penn antigovernment movie. It was not for me......

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peasworth
Mar 02, 2015

I dont know, but I think there was some speculative creative license used to encourage me to sympathize with the main characters. To see first hand the consequences to foreign citizens and their families for revealing an undercover operative.
However, I didnt need that to know that what was done was done in spite. And regardless of the consequences it was illegal and childish. And connecting these actions to top officials in the White house... well that makes for good plot enough.
I say: "it's a keeper"

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LatteCathy
Apr 08, 2014

DVD is so badly scratched that it can not be played.
Very disappointing.

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jds1
Apr 06, 2014

Good movie, worth a watch. Based on true events and still entertaining. Good ole USA always at the top of the power pyramid and a look at what they will do to stay there. Saddam was a tyrant, but...lying just to start a war? But I am sure a lot worse happens in the name of "peace".
Again, good movie.

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Gary Geiserman
Aug 29, 2013

Extremely well done. Of course the subject matter is all took up with Bush (Cheney, that is) shenanigans. Seeing Bush now is worse than a nightmare; I have to achieve enlightenment to wake up from this. >>>>> Could have been a soaring thriller if not for defending against the 'crimes-for-money' fiction that was/is US foreign policy; you know, making sh__ up and not answering for it. >>>>> Syria, make room for Daddy.......

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