The Good Shepherd

(USA, 2006, 168 minutes)

A Yale honours student is recruited into the American secret services during WWII and rises to be one of the heads of the CIA, to the cost of his own personal life. Drawn-out but surprisingly riveting fictional melodrama set against real-life events, with the meticulous spy procedural disguising an excellent character study of a man torn between duty and family; good production values and uniformly good acting.

Universal Pictures and Morgan Creek Productions present an American Zoetrope/Tribeca/Morgan Creek production. Starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Crudup, Robert de Niro, Keir Dullea, Michael Gambon, Martina Gedeck, William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Mark Ivanir, Gabriel Macht, Lee Pace, Joe Pesci, Eddie Redmayne, John Sessions, Oleg Stefan, John Turturro. Directed by Robert de Niro; produced by James G. Robinson, Jane Rosenthal, Robert de Niro; written by Eric Roth; music by Marcelo Zarvos and Bruce Fowler; director of photography (Technicolor, Panavision), Robert Richardson; production designer, Jeannine Oppewall; costume designer, Ann Roth; film editor, Tariq Anwar.


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