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Body of Lies (2008) Movie Information

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Ridley Scott


Russell Crowe
Leonardo DiCaprio
Mark Strong
Carice van Houten
Vince Colosimo
Golshifteh Farahani





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A special CIA agent is sent to Jordan to infiltrate a potential Jordan terrorist. He is aided by another individual who also has links to Jordan. It becomes a moral dilemma and no one knows who is telling the truth or what the outcome will be.

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Matthew Brady 07/30/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A okay drama movie.

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Daniel Corleone 12/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Both the CIA and Jordanian Intelligence to catch "Al-Saleem", a Jihadist terrorist. Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a case officer in Iraq and who was eventually abducted. Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) organizes a another operation thru a local agency operative named Skip (Vince Colosimo). Starts of enticing but falters in the middle. The picture had sensational realistic scenes and wonderful camera direction, if only the story could be the same. The acting was good but unfortunately the plot was not that engaging. Body of Lies is a decent crime film with two skilled actors.

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dukeakasmudge 10/15/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Pretty good movie.Better then I expected

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02/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Body Of Lies" by Yojimbo

C.I.A. operative Leonardo DiCaprio enlists the help of the Jordanian secret service to locate the leader of a terrorist cell responsible for bombings in Europe. Being a massive fan of Ridley Scott, I always have very high expectations for his films and this was no different. Unfortunately what you get is more James Bond than Syriana, the depth and insight into the political situation in the Middle East sorely lacking, the film underneath being more a straight cold war style espionage thriller. I did like the way it showed the parallel between DiCaprio's handler and the terrorist leader as two sides of the same coin; each arrogant egoists with no understanding of or respect for their adversary or their culture, using their "followers" as disposable pawns in their own little power games. It...

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12/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Fails to be anything but standard.

This film just does not have that much to it to be great but it is okay. It is a standard spy movie with standard action scenes and a far too standard love story. The only non standard things in this are the two higher ups but they are not given enough screen time to make this anything but standard. I found it surprisingly routine but still enjoyable enough to watch. So I would not say avoid it but I would not say you gotta watch it now.

Pros: Good performances from Russell Crowe and Mark Felt, and okay ones from everyone else. Shot well enough with accurate technology used apparently.

Cons: Nothing to it and the main hero really is a stock character. Plastered on romantic interest, and the plot for some reason never seems that important.

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10/12/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Misleading Plot, Yet Dangerously Fun!

Critics are on the fence with Body Of Lies. Some say it is a fantastic on the edge of your seat thriller, while the others say it is a poor Ridley Scott effort. There I am stuck in the middle.

The Plot in Body Of Lies becomes too tedious and linear. DiCaprio plays a CIA agent who sets off to take out a dangerous Jordan Terrorist in the Middle-East, who has become a major threat. Meanwhile, Crowe's character, Ferris' (DiCaprio) boss, works for the agency from home, and while he's 'saving civilization', he helps his son up on the toilet, or walking the dog. Crowe's character gets little screentime, and barely an character development. Though his comic relief and joking is the highlight of this Crime Flick, it's dissapointing to see the character slowly unevolve. Meanwhile, DiCaprio steal...

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