Ohmydeargawd the acting's bad, which is the last thing you'd expect from these two. Of course this isn't their fault. The scene is an embarrassing exposition-a-thon leaving a couple of otherwise solid actors with nothing to do but self-consciously emote conflict. Can't be easy to pretend you're listening and truly re-acting when the dialogue is nothing more than a list of talking points. You do, however, have to admire the way in which director Doug Liman works that handheld camera. For a about half a second you can almost feel an artificial sense of energy and self-importance.
Which begs the question: Why release this scene? You usually put your best foot forward with early footage. Is this as good as it gets?
"Fair Game" -- whose Indian name is "Propaganda Without Armitage" -- will premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which is currently underway. Early reports indicate that buckets have sold out throughout France due to the entertainment media's practice drills in water carrying.