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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
I'm terribly fond of "Body of Lies" - it's nothing really remarkable, but the sneaky (albeit quite ridiculous) plotting, Mark Strong's exquisite wardrobe and that one hilarious* "America" joke at the end have all made me watch this more times than I'm comfortable to admit.
* to me at least
A rather stilted and dull telling of material that Zero Dark Thirty and The Green Zone would do just a few years later. Still it's entertaining to see DiCaprio and Crowe match wits for 2 hrs. Scott seems so disinterested this is his most boring looking movie.
El hombre que pudo reinar: Título para la carrera de Ridley Scott de un tiempo a esta parte.
Russell Crowe oversees and Mark Strong dominates to see this riveting thriller make it to the finish line without falling too far into its inconsistent subplot.
I HATE that bitch
To bland not enough character development dissapointing coming from an Oscar nominated cast.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Muy calculado todo. En la era "Homeland", este tipo de películas se ven hasta genéricas (incluso con el talento detrás).
This movie is an excellent movie from start to finish. The performances are really good. The directing by Ridley Scott is extremely fantastic. The score is perfect. And the effects are incredible. "This is a good movie!"
- 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…