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The Good Shepherd Reviews

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

A wan, muted film that is never less than interesting, but rarely more than that either.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

February 23, 2007
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live

It's well built but the Matt Damon character remains blank and too young to be convincing. It's solid, but like Damon himself it's a bit dull.

Full Review Source: BBC Radio Five Live

February 23, 2007
Peter Bradshaw

A very dark, murky film, resentfully critical of the dysfunctional CIA family.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

February 23, 2007
James Christopher
Times [UK]

Damon's shirts are always crisp, but he has the charisma of a perfectly groomed corpse.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

February 23, 2007
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

Infused with that glow of earnest deliberation characteristic of liberal Hollywood when focusing its well-paid talents on a worthy cause.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2/4

February 23, 2007

A serious film about a seriously relevant subject that, despite its flaws, fulfils much of its over-reaching ambition.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

February 23, 2007
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]

Polished spy drama is a classy affair.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 22, 2007
Matthew Turner

De Niro's second film features terrific performances and several impressive scenes, but he appears to have forgotten to hire an editor.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

February 22, 2007
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

February 22, 2007
Paul Arendt

Intelligent, yes, politically astute, stuffed to the gills with A-list acting talent (overstuffed in fact, there are cameos a go-go), but too frozen with a sense of its own seriousness to grip.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

February 20, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The film's watchable enough if you're indulgent of its flaws but at 167 minutes it does tax the patience.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 15, 2007
Jeff Dawson
Total Film

Overlong and a little overstuffed, but De Niro's ambitious tale of the CIA's Cold War genesis is still worthy, smart and relevant.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2007
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Urban Cinefile

The assured complexity of the film is only half successful as a result, including the central emotional throttle of father-son traumas. But it's still an engaging work, crafted with great care and attention to detail.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

February 10, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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De Niro juggles the myriad big-picture parts with reserved professionalism; it's the central character, ironically, that's the movie's Achilles' heel.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

February 3, 2007
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A slick and classy production, dripping with talent and expensive production values.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

January 13, 2007
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Any time The Good Shepherd tries to get dramatic, it goes limp from the effort, straining to impress us with the human cost of the Cold War spy game.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2/5

January 13, 2007
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The Good Shepherd feels authentic because it keeps everything on a human scale. There's no mythologizing the agency; there's just a solid depiction of how it was shaped by human beings.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 10, 2007
Cynthia Fuchs

It's a risky narrative strategy, and if it's not always riveting, it is apt: defined by his secrets, Edward recedes from his own story.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

January 5, 2007
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Hardly a lightning bolt, and hardly one that deserves 160 deadening minutes of misdirection and repetition.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

January 3, 2007
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

At nearly three hours, the reach is so vast the movie never finds its shape.

Full Review

January 3, 2007
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