Dir. Doug Liman
(2010, PG-13, 108 min)
★ ★

What’s wrong with Fair Game can best be observed in its depictions of infamous Bush administration officials Scooter Libby and Karl Rove. Libby (David Andrews), whose entrance could as easily have been scored to the Star Wars Darth Vader music, storms into the halls of the CIA, where he demands that someone make the case that Saddam Hussein is acquiring weapons of mass destruction; no one investigating Iraq believes there’s credible evidence, except one zealous half-wit who soon is briefing the President on aluminum rods. Later, Libby and Rove (Adam LeFevre) conspire to ruin covert operative Valerie Plame and her husband Joe Wilson, and they’re so cartoonishly sinister that even a good liberal like me can’t take any satisfaction. All they’re missing are white cats to stroke and mustaches to twirl.

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