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The Good Shepherd Reviews

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September 24, 2010
As a punishingly ambiguous and astonishingly thorough tragedy, "The Good Shepherd" shows that emotions as human as any errors can undermine intelligence and questions whether God and country alone can be enough for a man's soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 28, 2008
You will probably come away from it impressed but unmoved.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 27, 2007
A pesar de su extensa duración, la película no parece tener un minuto de sobra. El relato es apasionante, y está servido por un actor-director que ha aprendido mucho de sus maestros.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2007
Not quite unlocking the secret history of the CIA.
March 20, 2007
The Good Shepherd tells a compelling, complex, personal and political story and tells it extremely well. It's an engrossing film.
March 16, 2007
Apropriadamente mergulhado em sombras e belíssimas imagens em contraluz, é o segundo trabalho de De Niro como diretor, que revela, aqui, um olhar inspirado para composições e, como já era de se esperar, um talento inegável para a condução do elenco.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 26, 2007
Better than any of the feature film versions of John le Carre's novels and nearly as good as the TV mini-series based on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People.
February 26, 2007
It's a film for fans of John Le Carre, rather than Ian Fleming.
February 23, 2007
Not a film everyone will like. But those who do will appreciate De Niro's insistence on accurate detail.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2007
On paper this had "belter" written all over it. Sadly, Damon's lifeless performance in the lead role failed to keep me gripped throughout the movie's bum-numbing 167 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2007
Touches are just enough to earn The Good Shepherd a third star. But De Niro might want to stick to acting in future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2007
Damon's shirts are always crisp, but he has the charisma of a perfectly groomed corpse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2007
A serious film about a seriously relevant subject that, despite its flaws, fulfils much of its over-reaching ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2007
Polished spy drama is a classy affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2007
De Niro's second film features terrific performances and several impressive scenes, but he appears to have forgotten to hire an editor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2007
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.
January 13, 2007
A slick and classy production, dripping with talent and expensive production values.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 10, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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