Went to see “Fair Game” in the cinema. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a disappointment. It felt like the filmmakers couldn’t really decide on what kind of movie they are making. There is a bit of a spy movie, which sucked. There is a bit of political conspiracy interlinked with a bit of documentary. That sucked too. There was a brilliant part of family drama. But it was only a small fraction of the film without really being linked to the rest of it.
The film is not really fulfilling. After all that time watching it, I had to ask myself – “what did I really get out of this film?”. And unfortunately I had to answer – “Nothing”. It’s not entertaining. It’s not thought-provoking. It’s not education. It’s not emotional.
That’s too bad really. Because both Naomi Watts and Sean Pean were involved and acting, trying to make this film better. But there was just no base for their acting. The storytelling was so bad. What is even more surprising is that the director of this film – Doug Liman – for sure knows how to make good movies. He proved that with directing both “Bourne Identity” and “Mr. And Mrs. Smith”.
Overall, I’d give this film a 3 out of 5. If you really want to see it, don’t waste your money on the cinema. There is nothing there that you won’t see on a smaller screen, in the comfort of your home.