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Body of Lies follows CIA operative, Roger Ferris, as he uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence.
Building on the existing tension between United States & Middle-East, Ridley Scott's Body of Lies is a dense, detailed & briefly engaging take on modern terrorism that is well-supported by commendable performances & does an effective job in capturing the difference between the methods both of these nations employ in countering terrorism.
Set in the Middle-East, the story of Body of Lies concerns a CIA operative who has been tasked to track a terrorist leader. He meets with the head of Jordan intelligence who's after the same person & offers help but soon finds himself caught in the middle of these two intelligence organisations who are equally skeptical of each other's intentions.
Directed by Ridley Scott & adapted from the novel of the same name,…
I like Ridley Scott but I can't trust a director who ends a middle eastern terrorist thriller with a Guns n Roses song.
"Body of Lies" suffers from a convoluted plot, an overlong runtime, and a slow second act, but it mostly makes up for its flaws due to the three great performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, and Mark Strong, the beautiful cinematography, and the stylish direction from Ridley Scott. It's nothing to special or all that memorable but it's worth a watch somewhere down the line.
Another of Sir Ridley's under-appreciated recent efforts,this has three stand-out performances from the central players. Leonardo DiCaprio,Russell Crowe and Mark Strong provide the acting class in a solid spy thriller that has the CIA in search of an elusive terrorist in Iraq.
DiCaprio is the field-agent undercover in the Middle East being "ran" from back home by a larger than life Russell Crowe in a complex and in-depth exploration of the war on terror. Moving between Iraq,Jordan and Syria we have DiCaprio going through the mill as Crowe conducts his own covert actions that interfere with his Jordanian government backed own. Mark Strong excels as Jordanian intelligence chief Hani Salaam and outshines both his illustrious counterparts with a measured and…
Islamic Extremism will be the curse of the Western World for many years to come. It may have taken a few years for another group of despots to rear their ugly heads following 9/11 and the revenge meted out by Bush and Blair, but recently the attacks on Paris and Brussels show the threat to Europe and beyond is frighteningly real.
Many films have tried and failed to explain the hatred shown by extremists towards the West. To some it makes sense, the West's support of Israel always thrown into the argument, but I know plenty of Muslims who follow Islam the way the Quran taught them. Body Of Lies is Ridley Scott's controversial view on the subject, albeit with…
Something pulled me into this movie. Is it a story? the cast? the music? brilliant filmmaking by Ridley Scott? maybe all of the mentioned.
I really liked how the plot evolved, and the characters with it.
A forgotten political thriller that didn't get enough recognition in my opinion.
Here the real MVP is Mark Strong, and how come that the arabs aka Jordany wins this listless, murky geopolitical drama ? and come on, it would have made sense if:
it was glaring that the writer doesn't really know who to please which led to a random story with a sick beginning & little bit satistying ending.
Interesting story with good acting and a master behind the camera but, unexpectedly, there are pacing problems in a Ridley Scott movie
Watched this because of Russell Crowe and DiCaprio and they don't disappoint, but the film does.
Great and really realistic movie with an absurd but extremely fun plot. Crowe nails it as a CIA operative.
You can have two great actors, a fantastic director and a weighty story but still make an average film. Body of Lies is the perfect example of this. The two leads, Leonardo Di Caprio and Russell Crowe, are stars that would attract any number of people to a film on their names alone. Di Caprio is fantastic in The Departed and Inception and Crowe is equally as good in Gladiator or 3.10 to Yuma. With two stars this big attached, you’d expect the film to be of a very high quality.
The same with the director. Ridley Scott directs Body of Lies, the same man who directed Alien, Prometheus, Gladiator and American Gangster. Combine him with the two leading stars and I expected a film that would be intricate, action-filled but intelligent with two fantastic performances from the two great leads.
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Mensonges d'Etat est un film au casting sympa avec une intrigue traitant bien des conflits actuels. Mais ça manque d'ampleur et on s'ennuie assez souvent ... Finalement, le surplus de réalisme (qui nuit presque au film) contraste avec le dénouement "de série de seconde zone" ...
There is no place in the Koran for
the murder of innocent people and suicide.
and You know that.
So you misinterpret the one book
you believe in, hm?
But are you pure...
...or are you just as corrupt as the capitalist
Westerners that you despise?
To me, you are fucking slaves.
You're slaves to the Saudi oil sheiks
and the Wahabi oil money that funds you.
And when that oil money runs out,
...you will all fucking disappear
into the ashes of history.
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