The language of this review is condescending and in its short length, more than once lacking the proper punctuation. Also, the final line of the review is so far off the mark in terms of what the doc is actually about, I question whether the reviewer ever saw the film. The film is a "thorough investigation" and fair. I'm not sure it's even all that "loving." I think it's about as objective a portrait of a man as you could possibly hope to expect from his son. The film at no point bridges William Colby's personal life or "character flaws" with policy. The film paints a portrait of a man who was entirely dedicated to his career and his country, and ultimately far less dedicated to his family. (Those two being very separate dealings throughout.) The film never points to flaws in Colby's character professionally. It reveals some of the strangling situations he found himself in; some for which he was directly responsible and some merely circumstantial. It seemed to me that the guy was a hell of a soldier. What he was not was a hell of a husband or father, and maybe a bit too Catholic to be the best politician when he needed to be to save his own job.
I really liked this documentary and the above comments are right on. This documentary was a very objective view of a man of his time. Mr. Colby no doubt loved his county, was honorable in his duty to country, but he was a mess in his personnel life. I put what was best for his country above saving his job.