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Fair Game

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Bad blood puts a CIA agent's wife in mortal danger in this clever Iraq war drama

Fair Game review

Since the dispatch of Bin Laden, Fair Game has become even more pertinent.

It’s the true story of CIA spook Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts), whose identity was leaked by a Bush administration angry with husband Joe Wilson’s (Sean Penn) anti-Iraq stance, causing life-threatening chaos in both her cover and covert lives.

Director Doug Liman resists Bourneing up this intelligent slow-burner, focusing on Plame’s personal/professional fallout (a commentary from the real couple wasn’t available for review), the Chinese whispers that created WMDs and the logistics of being a spy and a mum.

Mr & Mrs Smith it ain’t.

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