• Released
  • November 5, 2010
  • (Limited 11/5, Expands 11/12, Additonal Expansion 11/19)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 48 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
Fair Game Synopsis
Valerie Plame and her husband face the fallout when her cover is blown as a covert CIA agent.
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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Fair Game

By crs516872
Everyone in America with a brain, heart, or both should see "Fair Game." All three members of my family (wife, adult son, 23) walked out with a feeling of total disgust and outrage at how key figures...

Great Movie

By ponyexpress
I happened to stumble on this movie and decided to see it. It's a great movie and I would say very interesting since it's based on a true story. Go see it....

Five Word Review

By lawrence of arabia
intriguing superb acting revealing thumbsup...

Go See It

By jbergado
Likes: - Based on a true story - Excellent acting (some of my favorite actors) - Well written plot - Good for people who like Drama movies Dislikes: - Would have liked to see more action /...

Five Word Review

By murfftt
Exciting Highly polished Great acting...

Fair Game

By dvclifford
Terrific performances, but too liberally slanted for a conservative republican like me. No explanation as to why a dove like Novak would put Wilson on the spot like he did. Sean Penn could play any...

every American should see this movie

By lilaclily
A must move for each american citizen This happened and not too long ago....

Penn is Awesome!

By ocodan
Great movie... and best of all it is based on a true story! The Bush Administration had so much deceitfulness, intrigue and corruption you could probably make several of these types of movies as...

Fair Game is a must for anyone living in America

By MADJakk
The movie itself isn't flashy and kinda dry overall, but it's substance is very interesting and informative. It made me even more disgusted with our former president and his admin. America should...

Fair Game

By jjhspark3
This film should be required viewing by every American. It clearly shows how the Bush Administration ruined peoples' lives without any truth to what was said. Americans should understand better...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Tense Valerie Plame story mixes drama, politics.
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