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Rated PG-13 · 108 minutes · 2010

Docudrama, Drama, Thriller
When people ask me who my favorite director is, I never seem to have the same answer. John Landis? Alfred Hitchcock? Jon Favreau? It all depends on my mood, but one person I never think of is Doug Liman … and this is a guy who has consistently directed great movies, including my personal all-time-favorite. The reason why Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) flies so under the radar escapes me. Well, after Fair Game—based on the true story of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts)—I doubt I’m going to forget he exists. Liman has created not only an amazing political drama that sticks close to the facts, but also a fantastic character piece that focuses on just how much of a beating a person and a marriage can take. This is one excellent movie.
Official Site: www.fairgame-movie.com
Director: Doug Liman
Producer: Bill Pohland, Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Akiva Goldsman, Doug Liman, Jez Butterworth, Jeff Skoll, Dave Bartis, Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Kerry Foster and Mohammed Khalaf
Cast: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sam Shepard, Ty Burrell, David Andrews, Brooke Smith, Noah Emmerich, Bruce McGill, Michael Kelly, Liraz Charchi, Khaled Nabawy, Adam LeFevre, Norbert Leo Butz, Jessica Hecht, Rebecca Rigg, David Denham, Geoffrey Cantor and Tim Griffin

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Portland Mercury When Fair is Foul Fair Game: A necessary reminder of "Plamegate." by Wm. Steven Humphrey 11/04/2010
The Coast Halifax Fair Game gets political Naomi Watts and Sean Penn shine in this true story. by Matt Semansky 11/25/2010
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Creative Loafing Atlanta Fair Game exposes weapons of mass distraction Director Doug Liman reopens the wound that was the Bush Administration by Curt Holman 11/03/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Bored of director: Fair Game This story of Valerie Plame is a schmaltzy affair lacking narrative thrust or the slightest hint of humor. by Justin Strout 11/18/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Fair Game, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, The Next Three Days, Tangled 11/18/2010
Chicago Reader Love, War, and Lies The personal and the political intersect in Fair Game, a Hollywood take on the Valerie Plame story. by J.R. Jones 11/04/2010
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Nov. 19 Harry Potter is back; Tamara Drewe is an ugly duckling; and Naomi Watts and Sean Penn discover that in politics, everything is Fair Game; and a raft of special screenings. It's all at the movies. 11/19/2010

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