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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.
Very underestimated. I find it excellent.
Super boring, Dicaprio and Crowe are fine but it isn't a great performance that I've seen from either. Maybe it just wasn't a movie for me, but I can't describe this movie any other way but bland.
I feel like this would have been better as a tv show, broken down into episodes. The fact that so many extreme, dramatic and intricate events were happening in a period of just over two hours seemed to reduce from the overall impact of those events and from the film as whole. Considering the cast, the director and the story, Body of Lies was surprisingly uninteresting.
No alliance is protected from changing sidesc distrust .. The friend of today can be the enemy of tomorrow. The 9/11 terrorist attacks unleashed a cascading that endangered the welfare of so many innocents who are caught in the middle. If you are not American, you are not important; you are a collateral damage unless you befriended an American. The movie didn't expose the reality of a those who are in the grounds delegating info, but bluntly showed that we ( Americans) don't care about you .. We will get what we want, nevertheless
Leo was phenomenal in his role and Russell and Leo continued banter was captivating; their personality clashed because of their different moral appreciation to humans.
Well done Leo on your versatility.
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.
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