Dirty politics get downright personal as director Doug Liman and screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth mash up Valerie Plame’s Fair Game
and her husband Joseph Wilson’s The Politics of Truth
into one potent expose of Washington malfeasance and reckless public deception in a manufactured march to war. A slightly cold but undeniably captivating marriage drama set against the backdrop of a national scandal, Fair Game
is acted with conviction and skillfully scripted, raising thoughtful questions about what it means to be a patriot in times of peril while revealing the high cost of playing hardball in the capital. And though it likely isn't the...