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Rendition (2007)

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120 min.
Release Date
October 19, 2007
DVD Release Date
February 19, 2008 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
120 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for torture/violence and language

Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard and Alan Arkin star in "Rendition," a thriller from director Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi"). Witherspoon stars as the American wife of an Egyptian-born chemical engineer who disappears on a flight from South Africa to Washington. The woman desperately tries to track her husband down, while a CIA analyst (Gyllenhaal) at a secret detention facility outside the U.S. is forced to question his assignment as he becomes party to... Full synopsis »

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Of all of the Middle Eastern-themed movies that were released in the second half of 2007, Rendition looked the least interesting to me. The movie looked glossy and stuffed with good-but-not-commanding actors for the sake of selling tickets. The film received so-so reviews, and even when it was released on DVD, I didn't drive to the video store at 9 a.m. to rent me a copy. Full movie review »
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