Edward Wilson 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?
Good Shepherd is ostensibly a movie about the people who created
the CIA, but it is actually more of an inquiry into what makes
a person put his country before love, before family and before
Matt Damon discharged the titular character Edward Wilson
well enough, but it was his on-screen wife Angelina Jolie's
scenes, limited as they are, that delivers the emotional payload
of the movie. And her scenes make the slow 168 minutes all
the more interesting.
The Good Shepherd is neither a character study nor is it a
psychological crime thriller. It has the elements of both,
but in the final analysis it seems as if a myriad of capable
actors took the lifeless film script by the throat and choked
some spirit into it.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
Bonus features include a slew of deleted scenes and
an alternative ending.
The disc is available in English, Japanese and Thai Dolby
Digital 5.1. Subtitles are in English, Japanese, Thai, Korean,
Bahasa Indonesian, Cantonese and Traditional Mandarin. The
visual transfer is excellent.
by Lim Mun Pong