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Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie | Theatrical release: 2006 | Rating: R (MPAA)
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With THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Robert De Niro (A BRONX TALE) makes an ambitious return to the director's chair. A labor of love for Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (FORREST GUMP), the film tells an epic, fictionalized account of how the Central Intelligence Agency was born. Matt Damon plays Edward Wilson, a reserved young man who graduated from Yale in the late 1930s. His membership in the exclusive, hidden Skull and Bones society led him away from poetry and into a relationship with the federal government, who recruited him to help them on several covert operations. Roth's script alternates between Wilson's gradual emergence as a genuine government operative in the early 1940s and the infamous Bay of Pigs conflict in the early 1960s. Along the way, he has a sweet romance with a pretty deaf girl (a sparkling Tammy Blanchard) and ends up marrying the woman he impregnates (Angelina Jolie) out of a strong sense of duty. Throughout the film, the emergence of a mysterious tape haunts Wilson, who is determined to uncover the truth behind a leak in his secret organization.Production designer Jeannine Claudia Oppewall (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) and costume designer Ann Roth (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY) faithfully recreate these earlier periods in American history, while the imagery of Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson (J.F.K., THE AVIATOR) casts a warm, stately glow upon De Niro's assembled cast of luminaries (including Alec Baldwin, Michael Gambon, William Hurt, Billy Crudup, and Joe Pesci). The result is a production that recalls Francis Ford Coppola's THE CONVERSATION and Steven Spielberg's MUNICH.

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  • Edition: Full Frame
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 025192867224

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Genre:Dramas
Format:DVD
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Editorial reviews

"[Damon] has excelled at subverting the all-American openness he projects....Here, he's the ultimate enigma machine, a man willing to erase himself for his country." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (12/22/2006)

Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "It's a movie that perches you on the edge of your brain."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (12/29/2006)

3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a killer cast, with character-actor stalwarts like Alec Baldwin, William Hurt and Michael Gambon filling out its most minor roles."
Total Film - Total Film Staff (03/01/2007)

"[T]he story it tells -- about the early years of the CIA...is simply too compelling to dismiss..."
Box Office - Wade Major (02/01/2007)

"[De Niro] proves here that - like Clint Eastwood - he can direct a mature, questioning film without didacticism or pomp."
Uncut - Chris Roberts (03/01/2007)

"The period details are hypnotic, and the message is ripe for the moment."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - Stephen Farber (03/01/2007)

"Intelligent, cleverly written and extraordinarily well crafted and performed, THE GOOD SHEPHERD boasts a subtlety and depth you won't find in the world of Jason Bourne or James Bond."
Sight and Sound - Geoffrey Macnab (04/01/2007)

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Matt Damon is terrific....The rare long movie that's at its strongest near the end."
USA Today - Mike Clark (04/06/2007)

4 stars out of 5 -- "De Niro's faith in the audience's intelligence is refreshing, making this rewardingly complicated viewing that is bolstered by the film's ambitious scope and lavish production values."
Ultimate DVD - Chris Prince (06/29/2007)

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Created: 01/06/09

The Good Shepherd

Review For: The Good Shepherd (DVD, 2007, Full Frame)

With THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Robert De Niro (A BRONX TALE) makes an ambitious return to the director's chair. A labor of love for Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (FORREST GUMP), the film tells an epic, fictionalized account of how the Central Intelligence Agency was born. Matt Damon plays Edward Wilson, a reserved young man who graduated from Yale in the late 1930s. His membership in the exclusive, hidden Skull and Bones society led him away from poetry and into a relationship with the federal government, who recruited him to help them on several covert operations. Roth's script alternates between Wilson's gradual emergence as a genuine government operative in the early 1940s and the infamous Bay of Pigs conflict in the early 1960s. Along the way, he has a sweet romance with a pretty deaf girl (a sparkling Tammy Blanchard) and ends up marrying the woman he impregnates (Angelina Jolie) out of a strong sense of duty. Throughout the film, the emergence of a mysterious tape haunts Wilson, who is determined to uncover the truth behind a leak in his secret organization. Production designer Jeannine Claudia Oppewall (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) and costume designer Ann Roth (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY) faithfully recreate these earlier periods in American history, while the imagery of Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson (J.F.K., THE AVIATOR) casts a warm, stately glow upon De Niro's assembled cast of luminaries (including Alec Baldwin, Michael Gambon, William Hurt, Billy Crudup, and Joe Pesci). The result is a production that recalls Francis Ford Coppola's THE CONVERSATION and Steven Spielberg's MUNICH.

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Created: 09/11/09

The Good Shepherd

the film tells an epic, fictionalized account of how the Central Intelligence Agency was born. Matt Damon plays Edward Wilson, a reserved young man who graduated from Yale in the late 1930s. His membership in the exclusive, hidden Skull and Bones society led him away from poetry and into a relationship with the federal government, who recruited him to help them on several covert operations. Roth's script alternates between Wilson's gradual emergence as a genuine government operative in the early 1940s and the infamous Bay of Pigs conflict in the early 1960s. Along the way, he has a sweet romance with a pretty deaf girl (a sparkling Tammy Blanchard) and ends up marrying the woman he impregnates (Angelina Jolie) out of a strong sense of duty. Throughout the film, the emergence of a mysterious tape haunts Wilson, who is determined to uncover the truth behind a leak in his secret organization

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Created: 08/06/08

A generally confusing movie.

"I remember a senator once asked me. When we talk about "CIA" why we never use the word "the" in front of it. And I asked him, do you put the word "the" in front of "God"?"

- Richard Hayes (Lee Pace)

After 12 years, three directors, numerous production companies, and principal casting changes—the Eric Roth screenplay (which was loosely based) on the origins of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) finally reached the big screen.

Directed and Produced by Robert De Niro, The Good Shephard is a far cry from today’s high impact, fast paced, and explosive espionage cinematic division—as De Niro’s approach was more “muted,” as back in the 50’s and 60’s, it was “a gentleman’s game.”

The film is seen through the eyes of Edward Wilson (Matt Damon)—a role loosely based in part on James Jesus Angleton and Richard M. Bissell, Jr.—from his accession from the ranks of Skull and Bones (“a secret society that grooms future leaders in the United States of America”) in Yale University to the head of the CIA’s Counter-Intelligence Division.

De Niro’s passion was evident in the director’s chair. Damon’s portrayal of Wilson was infallible. A long line of seasoned actors took extensive salary cuts for an opportunity to be a part of The Good Shephard—Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, William Hurt, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Timothy Hutton, John Turturro, and 63 year-old Joe Pesci who returned to the silver screen after eight long years (he was last seen in Richard Donner’s Lethal Weapon 4).

It’s a long and somewhat interesting movie. (Film critiques were less subtle eluding that it had “a slow pulse…uneventful…and generally confusing movie.”)

A generally confusing movie.

Just don’t miss any parts…you may get lost.

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Created: 08/10/09

The good shepherd

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Having already seen it I decided I needed to own this DVD movie for my collection.

This wouldn't be everybody's 'cup of tea' ( or coffee )but for me it was sublimely fascinating telling the story of the inception, growth, and power of the CIA.

Its the kind of thing I think movies are made for telling a story and telling it well.
This is told through the life of 'Edward Wilson' very competently played by Matt Damon, although not perfect for the part as he doesn't convince as the aged and cynical 'shepherd' Pehaps the one flaw in the otherwise well paced drama.
Angelina Jolie on the other hand ages superbly as the heavy drinking, bitter and long-suffering wife of Wilson.

The sub-plot is an unfolding drama of a 'leak' detected that compromises the covert activities of the agency, which is fascinating as it unfolds.

This is the first, or possibly the second movie directed by Robert De Niro and if it is anything to go by it will be something special to see His next one, they can only get even better than this, almost perfect example of Cinema Art.

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Created: 07/01/09

The near-really good shepherd.

This is some kinda surprise to me. I never expected to see true (nearly) life characterizations in an alphabet soup movie. To portray an operater in a nearly real way is inconsistant with hollywoods general take on operatives. An analyst has a huge brain and an operative has little or no conscience and an extreme love (right or wrong) of country. Operatives appear to put country before all else- including family, and particularly, right and wrong. Let's face it hollywoods take on spies is usually hysterically correct and while this flick doubtlessly has no basis in reality, the feel of it is eerilly genuine. Standout performances include Matt Damon (over directed toward cold-bloodedness), Angelina Jolie (over-directed toward hot-bloodedness), Joe Pesci who had WAY too little time on screen, John Turturro, who simply can't fail in this type role. All acting was simply impeccable and, this- I'm sure- was do not only to Robert DeNiros' masterful direction but was coulped to his near hatred for the alphabet soup. GREAT FLIK.

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