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December 3, 2015
Having a faith to fight for is cheerful.
½ January 6, 2012
this is excellent! especially the twists at the end! it's worth watching
½ May 26, 2011
Such an intriguing story and great performance by the whole cast, especially Michael Keaton and Alessandro Nivola.
May 24, 2011
Some interesting casting choices but overall a good history of the CIA from the beginning through the turbulent 60s to the crash of the stock market (1987) and the end of the cold war. Worth seeing.
February 19, 2011
Incredibly interesting and well acted, especially from Michael Keaton. The only real draw back is that it is very long, but if you want a quick CIA history lesson, then make sure you check it out.
October 20, 2010
"Truly Gripping!" Chris O'Donnell & Alfred Molina are superb. This is a masterpiece :D
½ August 4, 2010
O'Donnell's acting is subpar compared to the commanding performance by Michael Keaton. Alfred Molina also shines in his supporting role about the beginnings of the CIA's battle with the KGB, spanning 40 years until the fall off the USSR.
Super Reviewer
May 18, 2010
A (Two DVD's!!!) long story of the CIA vs the KGB during The Cold War. Three Yale college buddies enlist into the two organizations. Their loyalties to their countries and themselves are tested and twisted as young men, well into adulthood. A very long movie that was a television series that holds onto the imagination as of whom you think is the trouble maker that is causing problems on both sides of the globe because he or she is posing as a mole in one of the organizations....gripping and worth remembering.
½ December 7, 2009
Got it on Blu-Ray! Long movie
November 10, 2009
This 3 part series released on TNT a few years ago is told through the eyes of Jack, a new CIA operative fresh out of college. The three parts play out like one giant epic spy story which would have done just fine in theaters had TNT not bought the rights...Ridley Scott was supposed to direct but stepped aside when his version was turned down (most likely due to the dismal theatrical release of Kingdom of Heaven...Ridley's 2 pt epic became a 3 part tv series...This isn't explosion Michael Bay CIA though. The covert operations and disinformation slowly make their way through the ranks as Michael Keaton (best performance ever by him) learns of a mole in the organization. From the 50's beyond the Bay of Pigs, this is one of the greatest CIA/spy stories ever made. Alfred Molina completely encompasses his role as Jack's mentor and everyone else is truely remarkable...I watched this nonstop for the 286+ minutes but if you're not a fan of long tv sessions watch 1 part a day...part 3 is my favorite....also if you want, check out The Good Shepherd...while not nearly as exciting, Matt Damon's character in that is based on Michael Keaton's in this...oh and yes...this stuff did really happen...which makes it that much better than the typical spy fictions (Spy Game for example) that have come out recently. A++++
½ October 26, 2009
Watch this instead of The Good Shepherd.
May 3, 2009
Good story and actors.
½ April 6, 2009
I absolutely fell in love with the movie. The best espionage movie I have seen so far. I love it.
March 19, 2009
The great game as played by flawed and paranoid men, the better the player the more paranoid and more flawed the person.

I didn't know what exactly I was getting when I sat down to watch this but Michael Keaton is riveting as counter intelligence operative and notorious Communist hunter James Jesus Angelton. Chris O'Donnell can't seem to lose that boyishness as they age him over the years but Alfred Molina presence's as agency warhorse Harvey Torriti more than makes up for it.

It's Spy Vs Spy with the CIA and the KGB playing chess against one another over the course of 40 years.
½ March 15, 2009
March 5, 2009
Michael Keaton as Angleton is by far the strongest performance in the series, although Rory Cochrane is also very good.
February 15, 2009
Pretty good, and pretty interesting. Its long, but it covers a lot of ground.
January 13, 2009
Miniserie de calidad absoluta.Necesita premios con urgencia..esta hay que incluirla en la élite de la tele con "Hermanos de Sangre"..¡quiero tenerla!
½ January 6, 2009
"I'm trying to find a way to hate you... but I can't"
January 5, 2009
Though the first segment suffers from being just a tad confusing in its rushed execution, the bulk of this series is carried by Michael Keaton's characterization of legendary counter-espionage agent James Angleton. Though O'Donnell's role as McCauliffe is the focus of the story, Angleton's overly intellectual paranoia carries the arc to its satisfyingly restrained climax by serving as the template for goings on in a war that is almost entirely based in intelligence and power plays. Worth a look for anyone that enjoys political thrillers based in reality.
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