Sir Ridley Scott, you're up. 3 vote limit. Deadline is March 23. Next poll will be Wes Anderson (but I'm…
Body of Lies
Trust no one. Deceive everyone.
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.
Ridley Scott's take on modern terrorism is a dense, engaging thriller filled with very good performances that also captures the difference in the manner both west & east work in countering the terrorism and in a way, the film is a clash of the two distinct methods. Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe & Mark Strong chip in with strong performances, the cinematography is very rich & vivid plus, Scott detailed it perfectly.
The only shortcoming however is that in spite of being a movie about terrorism, it doesn't manage to elevate tension as much as it was capable of and although the ending did leave me satisfied, the entire experience wasn't enough to call it a great film on an overall scale but an…
I like Ridley Scott but I can't trust a director who ends a middle eastern terrorist thriller with a Guns n Roses song.
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.
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…
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…
Ridley Scott’s underrated Spy thriller, Holds it’s own, successfully creates suspense and intrigue, which is also helped by well acted performances. One of the best performances from Mark Strong, being the standout, he delivers his lines with such class and sophistication. Russell Crowe with a solid performance. While Leonardo DiCaprio never fails to disappoint with a role.
Di Caprio é um ator completo.
Who would think Ridley Scott is capable of making a really dull film with an all-star cast?
Blu-ray picture 9/10
How a project with the pedigree of Scott + DiCaprio + Crowe is so bland and boring is beyond me.
Letter Grade: B-
The Americans being Americans.
Leonardo Di Caprio's "Political Advisor" Roger Ferris is the sturdy coat hanger that Ridley Scott hangs this shiny, empty, wrinkled, movie jacket around.
Body of Lies is no more about the Iraqi War than a film that has little to do with the Iraqi War. It is a soulless collection of well staged and highly professional action set pieces. It contains zero political intrigue or any insights into the war on terror. It's not as clever as it thinks it is.
Just because a film has many layers and some depth doesn't mean it's any good.
It's a film that proves to be as generic as it's title, by a director proving to have lost nearly all of his powers in 2006. It's over directed, and unforgivably he leaves his two fine leads stranded with little script to rescue themselves with, and predictably it's only Di Caprio that is able to rescue himself.
Body of Shite.
Tar! Heels! Tar! Heels!
Good Acting, the theme is repetitive.
Odlican politicki triler sa vrhuskom ekipom DiCaprio,Russell Crowe i narvno odlican reziser Ridley Scott.Pocetak mi je bio malo spor i dosadn,ali kako tece film on dobija na tezeni
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- Blade Runner
- Black Hawk Down
- Blade Runner
- True Romance
- Top Gun
- The Duellists
I was going to compile separate ranking lists for the Scott brothers but not being a massive fan of either…