I went into the movie expecting a set of sequential events that would tell the story of how the C.I.A. came to be. What I got was a good mystery movie with solid acting. The movie follows Mr. Wilson (Matt Damon) through his life and shows how those events led him to be one of the cornerstones to the early C.I.A.. To fully understand what is going on, one must pay close attention to the dates shown on screen.
Damon does an excellent job of portraying the company man. His character is dedicated, cold, and hard. The way Damon plays the character is very believable.
If you go to see this movie, be aware that the events depicted are highly dramatized. Every character is an amalgamation of several real life people and the events are quite fictional.
I give it an 8 of 10. Mostly because of pacing. I think it could have moved a little quicker, but the story telling was definitely good.