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Body of Lies

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Body of Lies

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
126 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/10/08
performer:
Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Strong, Carice van Houten
director:
Ridley Scott
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
William Monahan
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Ridley Scott’s Syriana lite fizzled last fall. But in the appeals court of a living room, the cat-and-mouse CIA thriller benefits from diminished expectations. Leo’s been better, Crowe sounds like Foghorn Leghorn, and the script is as subtle as a root canal. But Scott pulls off some tense action sequences before the dud ending. EXTRAS on the two-disc set include making-of docs and an audio commentary. B?

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