• Released
  • November 5, 2010
  • (Limited 11/5, Expands 11/12, Additonal Expansion 11/19)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 48 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Fair Game gets you riled up all over again at a deeply unpatriotic abuse of power.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Liman outfits the film with spy-thriller packaging worthy of his "The Bourne Identity," so the film probably will attract above-average coin and possibly awards attention.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though based on a true story with a well-known outcome, Doug Liman's Fair Game is as suspenseful as any fictional thriller -- and considerably more tragic.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Watts is the movie's soul, thoughtful and deep-revolving.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Watts gives a deep and Oscar-worthy performance here, displaying the steely composure that made Plame a valued NOC (non-official cover operative).
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More admirable than riveting, Fair Game works best as a portrait of power games at the highest levels.
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75

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Physically Watts is of course a decent match for the even more aggressively glamorous Plame; in spirit, it would seem, they are even closer. In the field Plame was first and foremost an actress, a pretender whose belief in her pretending was often of mortal consequence.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Spends too much time covering ground well known from the headlines. But the scenes of the couple at home with their children and friends are uniquely fascinating, if not, in Wilson's words, "very 007-ish."
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Fair Game takes one of the more shameful sub-chapters in modern US politics - and turns it into a strident, condescending Hollywood melodrama.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Most of the scenes depicting the couple's domestic life are borderline-banal, and they miniaturize the political drama that plays out partly in public, partly in the shadows but almost always in a middle distance just beyond emotional reach.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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