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The Good Shepherd Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 5/10

December 22, 2006
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

His wife doesn't love him, his son's scared by him and he seems to be on better social terms with his enemies than his friends. Then again, we can't quite blame them. We don't like the guy either.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 3, 2007
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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It's almost impossible to buy Wilson as a pioneer who helped shape one of the world's most intricate and devious intelligence agencies, leaving us to wonder how the CIA could ever have gotten off the ground through the labors of such an utter stiff.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 20, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Robert De Niro made up for lost time by making "The Good Shepherd," a film that feels like it takes 13 years to watch.That's an exaggeration. The sprawling, 160-minute epic only feels like it takes seven hours.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2006
Edward Douglas

The type of movie that would probably improve with repeat viewings, but God only knows who could sit through this experience twice.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

December 20, 2006
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It has a fascinating central character and the right actor playing him, with an excellent supporting cast (Michael Gambon? Alec Baldwin? Timothy Hutton? All great.). But it hasn't figured out where to take the story.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 21, 2006
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Seems thoroughly conflicted about whether it actually buys what it's selling.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C+

June 27, 2007
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

A isappointing hybrid that's too bloated, diffuse and tedious to work as a regular length movie -- yet has not enough emotional range or narrative focus to be considered a great epic drama.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

January 15, 2008
Victoria Alexander

An epic bore. So slow nothing happens but talk for 3 hours.

Full Review

December 8, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Directed by Robert De Niro, The Good Shepherd is an origin story about the C.I.A., and for the filmmakers that story boils down to fathers who fail their sons.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

December 21, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...a dead-in-the-water hulk...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

December 29, 2006
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
Joshua Tyler

Director Robert De Niro's no frills approach to spying is probably a more realistic one, but not always as interesting.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 22, 2006
Jim Emerson

If you think George Tenet's Central Intelligence Agency was a disaster, wait until you see Robert De Niro's torpid, ineffectual movie about the history of the agency, The Good Shepherd.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

While [De Niro is] a whiz with actors, he's no Francis Coppola, and his calculated, observant tone grows cold.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 22, 2006
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Damn near drowns itself with its unwaveringly solemn sense of importance

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: C-

October 25, 2007
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

In a mystery worthy of the CIA, The Good Shepherd ends up being both too long and too short.

Full Review Source: UGO

March 24, 2007
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

Never manages to create a gripping strand to hold our attention.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK) | Original Score: 2/5

February 26, 2007
Anthony Quinn

De Niro deserves credit for the broad, ambitious canvas he's worked on, but his movie is just as mechanical and humourless as his protagonist.

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

February 23, 2007
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The Good Shepherd, for all its noble intentions, manages to make even espionage boring.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

December 22, 2006

Irish Times

February 23, 2007
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