Movie: The Good Shepherd
When De Niro directs a film, it’s usually worth a viewing, and this one is certainly no exception to that. Sure, the film lacks something in plot. Mostly a story about self-sacrifice for the greater good, this is largely a study of Matt Damon’s acting abilities, and they’re certainly on the rise.
Not without its flaws: Angelina Jolie is almost certainly mis-cast here: her performance is fine, but this just isn’t a role that makes sense for her. The other cast members do a great job, and violence is used with a good amount of restraint, given the subject matter.
If you’re a fan of De Niro’s directing, make sure you see it; otherwise, perhaps wait until it comes out on DVD.