The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.
A detailed history lesson exemplified through the biography of a tragic anti-hero.
On second view: subtle and atmospheric, and the cast is impressive.
Maltin***1/2: "Gripping story...De Niro's treatment uses THE GODFATHER as its dramatic template, quite successfully. Damon is excellent and surrounded by well-chosen actors in every part, no matter how small."