Fair Game

Fair Game

Blu-ray Disc - 2011 | Blu-ray version.
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CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG-13.
Publisher: Toronto : Entertainment One Canada, [2011]
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Copyright Date: ℗2011
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Fair
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm


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Mar 08, 2019

This film, unfortunately, soft-pedaled the crucial role of the Israel-firsters in the drive to illegally invade Iraq on false pretenses in 2003. For example, the cowardly tool Colin Powell referred to the Zionist claque surrounding Rumsfeld as the "JINSA crowd" (JINSA=Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) according to his 2006 biography, "Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell" by Karen DeYoung. In any case, this film still tells a compelling and important story.

In late 2018, "Fair Game" director Liman released a director's cut of the film on Netflix. I haven't seen it but I can see why he might be dissatisfied with the original release. This coincided with President Trump's decision earlier in 2018 to pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a protege of Paul Wolfowitz and a key figure in the film. In real life Libby was convicted in 2007 of obstruction of justice, perjury, and making false statements in the Plame Affair.

Jan 01, 2019

Outstanding movie tracing the Bush administration's deliberate exposure of Valerie Plame's CIA operative status, as well as some of the lies the administration fabricated in order to justify waging war on Iraq. Great performances and script.

Not my type of movie.

Nov 29, 2017

An indictment of one of many treasonous acts by the Bush II administration.

Jun 17, 2017

Riveting portrayal of real-life story of how several in our government turned on a good female CIA agent and ruined her career and turned her life and and her family's life upside down because her husband, a journalist, told the truth in an article during the time of the Bush administration's search for "weapons of mass destruction" that did not exist. These actions resulted in the disappearance and possible death of people in other countries with whom the agent had on-going missions. It was unfortunate that her husband didn't seriously consider how his actions might affect his wife's career and their lives before selfishly forging ahead and publishing his article to justify himself. However, the Wilsons did eventually persevere and the truth eventually came out after an official investigation. Real shame there are so many evil people in power in our government.

Jul 24, 2016

Starting as a spy thriller, it turns to focusing on life inside a media storm in Washington. The special feature is commentary by Plame and Wilson. I watched/listened to the whole thing again. Very interesting stuff.

Mar 16, 2016

Typical ultra-lib Hollywood garbage written by ideologically and politically challenged idiots. You can take all of the brains in Hollywood, cook them down into a DNA soup, and still not have enough intelligence to do anything really useful in the world.

Aug 06, 2015

I was shocked at the bonehead move journalist hubby made in being discreet w/wifey's career/identity at stake...

May 24, 2015

Hated it. Typical Sean Penn antigovernment movie. It was not for me......

Mar 02, 2015

I dont know, but I think there was some speculative creative license used to encourage me to sympathize with the main characters. To see first hand the consequences to foreign citizens and their families for revealing an undercover operative.
However, I didnt need that to know that what was done was done in spite. And regardless of the consequences it was illegal and childish. And connecting these actions to top officials in the White house... well that makes for good plot enough.
I say: "it's a keeper"

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