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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…
Point Based Review:
- Script lacked any incentive for me to be attached with
- Characters aren't clearly defined and takes way too long to flesh them out
- Story lacks any insight on the war, focusing too much on a character driven story (DiCaprio), which failed to show the connection the character had with his goal
- I found the film hard to follow and took a while for me to finally be on the same page with the film
- Film's themes wasn't entirely clear
- Crowe's character felt pointless; the script wasn't entirely clear on why he is important
- The love story felt a little forced; feels out of place when the film puts focus on…
I will be the last person to say that Ridley Scott doesn't consistently film good looking movies, but you also won't often find me praising any of the work he's done in the recent past for its depth or characterization. Body of Lies is a fine thriller if your expectations are low. Leo is typical Leo, Crowe and Strong are effective support, some of the cinematography is solid, and the production design is as typically astounding as most of Scott's work.
Beyond that things start to degrade. There's no substance to anything, and you'll often find yourself uncertain about what's going on or why you should be worried about anything or anyone. Then it gets worse: the whole premise of…
Action, desert, evil henchmen, dust, handsome men in suits, sun, guns,nurses, explosives, intrigue, fast cars, disappointments, torture etc. Just a thing one needs for a saturday afternoon...
There's a surprising amount of big actors in this, none of them are middle-eastern which makes it a little strange. Otherwise it's a good modern espionage film, makes me look forward to more Homeland. If you like this watch Zero Dark Thirty.
Ridley Scott's most unnapreciated work,
Really relevant topic in today's society, interesting, phenomenal performances from Leo, Mark Strong, Russel Crowe and a young Oscar Isaac
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is my sort of movie. I can't believe it flew under my radar for so long. I mean DiCaprio and Ridley Scott with the type of story that I've been wishing Hollywood would keep making. Its crazy I hadn't seen this earlier. The movie is gripping and thrilling. There's good performances and great direction (I wouldn't say it's Ridley's best, some of the action is a little too frenetic, and some of the special effects look a bit special effecty, unusual for a Ridley Scott film, but that's being very picky). It might have its far-fetched moments but it makes for a good movie. The sound and music might be good too but I didn't get full appreciation on…
While it's covering familiar territory, this Ridley Scott movie is enjoyably slick and tough stuff. Leonardo DiCaprio does well enough in the lead role, but Russell Crowe and Mark Strong give the stronger performances.
look i fell asleep watching this if that's any indication
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…
A contemporary thriller about the political machinations of various groups in the Middle East, in the name of “War on Terror”. Leonardo DiCaprio is Roger Ferris, a CIA operator in Iraq and Jordan, tracking a terrorist named Al-Saleem. His handler, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe), is committed to fighting terrorists bullet for bullet and man for man, and no one isn’t expendable, including Ferris. To Hoffman, the war is a chess game, best viewed from 5,000 feet up through the lens of a remote-controlled predator aircraft, and America can‘t afford to lose. To that end, Ferris finds himself in bed with the Jordanian internal security service as well as various intrigues, to the point where you don’t know who is manipulating…
No Internet in Germany 21 :( I don't have internet in my apartment so I have been watching movies like crazy. Decent film a tad long for what ended up happening.
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…