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The Good Shepherd

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Mystery, Drama

Release Date :

December 22, 2006

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Robert De Niro

Starring :

Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, William Hurt, John Turturro, Tammy Blanchard, Vladimir Mashkov

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..undeniably tedious..”
by [Variety]
2 of 5

“..there are sections of The Good Shepherd that are practically inert..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2.5 of 4

“..leaves you longing for the other, better political thrillers it evokes..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
3.5 of 4

“..equally fascinating as a character drama and as a cold war thriller..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..a thoroughly knowledgeable, carefully researched account of the founding and development of the CIA..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 4

“..a sweeping and richly entertaining historical drama about the rise of the CIA..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
Reviewed by Harper Barnes [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Reviewed by Jason Ferguson [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]

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