The CIAs hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agencys man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky a satellite link watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIAs Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival. Leonardo DiCaprio (as Ferris) and Russell Crowe (as Hoffman) star in Body of Lies, adapted by William Monahan (The Departed) from the David Ignatius novel. Ridley Scott (American Gangster, Black Hawk Down) directs this impactful tale, orchestrating exciting action sequences and plunging viewers into a bold spy thriller for our time.
I like most of Ridley Scott‘s work, I think he is one of the most versatile directors in Hollywood. His works have a wide range in sci-fi (Alien and Blade Runner), swords and sandals epics (Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven), war epics (Black Hawk Down), among others. However, it seems like he missed the mark in his latest outing. "Body of Lies" is a decent espionage thriller that has a very impressive cast, great direction, but has a script that is very similar to "Syriana" … more
In this Ridley Scott Anti-Terrorism flick, Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe star as two CIA agents working together to take down Al Qaeda safe houses run by a terrorist named Al-Saleem. DiCaprio's character, Roger Ferris is stationed in Iraq until he and his partner's cover is blown. When attempting to reach a safe house, the two come under attack which leads to the death of Roger's partner. After recovering from his own injuries, Roger's Boss Ed (Crowe) who is in Langley, transfers … more
Ridley Scott delivers again in a long line of excellent films. Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray], Alien (The Director's Cut), Thelma & Louise (Special Edition), and Black Hawk Down to name some of the more influential films he has directed. The common theme, repeated again in Body of Lies, people's struggle to do the right thing, to fight for good. Scott also has a particular film style that he uses to great advantage in this film. This story … more