Body of Lies (2008)
October 10, 2008
Rated R for strong violence including some torture, and for language throughout
Based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius' 2007 novel about a CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who 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 (Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he...
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Alien. Blade Runner. Gladiator. Black Hawk Down. Kingdom of Heaven.
If you look at the laundry list of films that Ridley Scott has directed over the years, he has made some of the best movies over the last three decades. He has very few critical misses, and most of those misses aren't complete disasters. Basically, you give him a camera and a few good actors, and he'll make a quality film.
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