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Good Shepherd, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 121 (Jun 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, , Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Keir Dullea, Michael Gambon, Martina Gedeck, William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Mark Ivanir, Gabriel Macht, Lee Pace, Joe Pesci, Eddie Redmayne, John Sessions, Oleg Stefan & John Turturro

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include seven deleted scenes and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61028671
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For some violence, sexuality, and language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 167
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/03/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert De Niro
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Like The Good Shepherd who watched over his sheep, Edward Wilson (Damon) would do anything necessary to protect America, the country that he loved. After Edward joined the secret Skull and Bones society as a young man, he was recruited to work for the Office of Strategic Services, eventually becoming one of the main players in the CIA. However, the secret life of an intelligence agent didn

DVD Picture:
The subdued look of the anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD gives the movie a gloomy mood, but colors are still rendered relatively well. Details are not delivered with much consistency, as some scenes are noticeably soft, while others show extreme detail, especially in the fibers of suits and the stubble of facial hair. Indoors, fleshtones are given an unnaturally orange hue, while outdoors they can look slightly green. Black levels are deep and shadow delineation is good, delivering details in the darker scenes very well. Edge enhancement can be noticed at times, especially around text and high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)

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