These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
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.
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.
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.
Ridley Scott does Michael Mann doing James Bond?
leo dressed as a low rent dealer from moscow, or a limp bizcut (sp...is that enough Z's?) fanboy perpetually riding in a jeep while Russel Crowe does his best impression of an elderly Edward Norton.
TBH I couldn't really follow along once Oscar Isaac died.
I saw this about a week ago and I am already having problems remembering it...which is not a good sign. But the problem might be that I never managed to get it focused in my mind in the first place. I don’t know what annoyed me most about the film, that is was just another big dumb action movie, or that it was trying so hard not to be just another big dumb action movie. An espionage movie, but not one with lots of tricky twists and turns...or not the sort that are supposed to intrigue/confuse the viewer. Leonardo DiCaprio is the agent in the field, Russell Crowe the boss in Washington: they are tracking down the head man of…
Difficult not to compare Scott's geopolitical thriller to Gaghan's geopolitical thriller. Both films strongly suggest that it would be best to never leave my house again.
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.