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The Good ShepherdThe tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life. As the country slips deeper into the Cold War, he finds that dedication to duty above family has a price.
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Directors of "The Good Shepherd"Robert De NiroBirthdate: 17 August 1943, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "The Good Shepherd"Eric RothBirthdate: 22 March 1945, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Good Shepherd"Time OutFebruary 15, 2007
The film's watchable enough if you're indulgent of its flaws but at 167 minutes it does tax the patience.Time OutFebruary 03, 2007
De Niro juggles the myriad big-picture parts with reserved professionalism; it's the central character, ironically, that's the movie's Achilles' heel.New York ObserverJanuary 03, 2007
No previous American film has ventured into this still largely unknown territory with such authority and emotional detachment. For this reason alone, The Good Shepherd is must-see viewing.Salon.comDecember 30, 2006
De Niro seems to be good with actors but less successful at stringing a movie together, and keeping it together, scene by scene.USA TodayDecember 22, 2006
The mesmerizing espionage thriller chronicles the inception and ascendancy of the CIA.Toronto StarDecember 22, 2006
It's like watching a fish stare at you from inside the magnifying wall of an aquarium, and about as exciting.Suite101.comSeptember 24, 2010
As a punishingly ambiguous and astonishingly thorough tragedy, "The Good Shepherd" shows that emotions as human as any errors can undermine intelligence and questions whether God and country alone can be enough for a man's soul.Boston PhoenixApril 23, 2009
Stylistically engaging, narratively murky, historically worthless.BrandonFibbs.comFebruary 28, 2008
You will probably come away from it impressed but unmoved.Dark HorizonsJanuary 15, 2008
A isappointing hybrid that's too bloated, diffuse and tedious to work as a regular length movie -- yet has not enough emotional range or narrative focus to be considered a great epic drama.Projection BoothOctober 25, 2007
Damn near drowns itself with its unwaveringly solemn sense of importanceLessons of DarknessJune 27, 2007
Seems thoroughly conflicted about whether it actually buys what it's selling.
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