Rent The Good Shepherd (2006)

3.1 of 5 from 463 ratings
2h 40min
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Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro star in this powerful thriller about the birth of the CIA. Edward Wilson (Damon) believes in America, and will sacrifice everything he loves to protect it. But as one of the covert founders of the CIA, Edward's youthful idealism is slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him. Everybody has secrets...but will Edward's destroy him?
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Robert De Niro, James G. Robinson, Jane Rosenthal
Voiced By:
Robert Bermudez Cordell, Reyna Shaskan
Eric Roth
Gretchen Rau, Jeannine Oppewall, Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall; Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau and Leslie E. Rollins, Leslie E. Rollins
Universal Pictures
Drama, Thrillers

2007 Berlinale Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution

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160 minutes
English, German, Spanish
Bulgarian, English Hard of Hearing, German, Spanish
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Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
  • 15 Minutes of Intense Deleted Scenes
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Run Time:
167 minutes
English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Brazilian, Cantonese, Castillian, Czech, English Hard of Hearing, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Thai
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Widescreen 2.40:1
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Reviews (5) of The Good Shepherd

Stunning - The Good Shepherd review by CP Customer

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I knew nothing about this de Niro directed movie and by the end I was asking myself who directed it, when did it come out, amazing acting and performances from Matt Damon, De Niro of course, the birth of the CIA - just one line made me shiver, 'why is CIA without a 'the'' and the reply, because you don;t have 'the' before God', which says it all, they roam the world doing what they like, it is a shocking ending, one of those films that doesn't get rave reviews anywhere and dies quietly like so many in the movie

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Concentrate concentrate - The Good Shepherd review by CP Customer

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When you look at the cast list, esp. Matt Damon you could be forgiven that a CIA chase the bad guy movie is in order. Not a chance. This film is a real slow burner and feels more like a character study of life for CIA agents - and what a life. If you concentrate hard enough it's so sad it aches. If you don't concentrate really hard, it'll confuse you easily - at one stage we couldn't work out what time period the film was in because the subtle change was in Matt Damon's glasses indicating early career or later career. Jolie stands out as the only human character, luckily for Damon his character starts off emotionless and remains so pretty much throughout the film so role possibly suited him well.

I'm divided as to whether we enjoyed this one, worthy - possibly, entertaining - not really.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Awful - The Good Shepherd review by CP Customer

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I am still in a state of disbelief that a film with so many good actors and such an interesting idea could turn out to be so bad. It was really boring and the person I saw it with actually fell asleep.The best thing in it was Angelina Jolie who actually did a good job as the wife of Edward Wilson; probably one of her best acting performances. De Niro should stay in front of the camera if his forays into direction are all going to be as bad as this.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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