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Original post made by News Guy on Feb 8, 2007

Despite covert operations, betrayal and the man who knew too much, director Robert De Niro's fictional take on the founding of the Central Intelligence Agency lacks two key components of the spy genre: suspense and action. Matt Damon has the thankless job of playing the emotionless, dour Edward Wilson, a man bound by duty and buttoned-up gray suits to "save America."
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CAPTION: Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in The Good Shepherd

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Posted by Menlo Park resident, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Feb 8, 2007 at 11:40 am

The standards that News Guy applies to this movie ignore the fact that "The Good Shepherd" is a quasi-documentary story about the OSS and the CIA and real-life cold-war spy and bottled-up character named James Jesus Angleton.

Movies based on real life rarely have the action and suspense of fiction. This one is valuable because of the suspense it does have. The action and suspense are in the mind. I was completely engaged for the entire movie.


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