Fair Game Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 18, 2011
Gripping real-life spy movie Fair Game, a sober and sobering account of the double-dealing of the Bush White House in the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq.
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Despite its flaws, this movie feels necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
May 16, 2011
The cast is great, but the material is dated, and the political thrills are not always perfectly sharp.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 17, 2011
The script is intelligent, the acting is understated yet powerful, and the actors were well cast at all levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 11, 2011
confirmation that all is well for only as long as everyone agrees not to know anything
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 4, 2011
This isn't a message movie, per se, but a strong point of view comes through regardless: In the battle of principles vs. politics, politics always win.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 4, 2011
Terrific acting and a sharp, brainy script hold our interest, but we never properly feel the emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

National Post
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
If you watched the news while all this was going down, you don't really need to see this movie, but it's good that it exists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
April 3, 2011
Fair Game is interesting if only to witness the war of words on both sides and see the actual damage [Plame's] outing caused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
April 1, 2011
A drama about the cost of idealism and sticking to your guns in order to bring truth to the light.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 19, 2011
Não há como negar que os grandes vilões de Jogo de Poder não se encontram no Afeganistão ou no Iraque, mas na Casa Branca.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Guardian
March 14, 2011
Although the outline of this story is well known, Fair Game gives it dramatic shape and teases out the moral problems raised.
Anthony Quinn
Independent
March 11, 2011
The script, based on memoirs of their experience by Wilson and Plame, has two stories to tell -- the run-up to Iraq, and the portrait of a marriage under fire -- and combines them very adroitly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
March 11, 2011
It's a thriller that shows the twists and turns of fate with some skill but also rages effectively against the way the most powerful usually win.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
March 11, 2011
Fair Game is a gripping snapshot of the events leading up to the war in Iraq and the subsequent fallout for Valerie, Joe and their family.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
March 10, 2011
Satisfying, grown-up entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Winning
Little White Lies
March 10, 2011
Watts and Penn are first rate as a married couple divided by their desperation to do right, while stylistically it's top notch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sophie Ivan
Film4
March 10, 2011
An impressive, if slightly inconsequential, retelling of old news whose novelty is its undiminished shock factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Smith
Radio Times
March 10, 2011
The movie's driving force is Watts, whose depiction of a professional spook attempting to negotiate a political minefield as well as hold her stressed-out marriage together is thoroughly convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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