A former CIA agent who acted as a consultant on spy film THE GOOD SHEPHERD has blasted the critics who dismissed the film as "boring". The epic spy film charts the rise of the CIA and stars Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and its director Robert De Niro - but some film critics bemoaned the movie as slow-going and lacking in action. However, Milt Bearden can't believe the reviews, insisting it's a believable look at the spy word that is far removed from the usual glossy Hollywood fare. Speaking at the DVD launch for The Good Shepherd, he says, "I was surprised. This is an authentic look at that world and just because there's no explosions or moronic action scenes to please people who wear their baseball caps back to front, they dismiss it as boring."