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Rendition

5 Ratings: 3.6
A movie directed by Gavin Hood

   Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this nail-biting political thriller from director Gavin Hood (TSOTSI). Showing the price and behind-the-scenes drama of post 9/11 anti-terrorist security policies, the film focuses on the controversial … see full wiki

Director: Gavin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: October 19, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Rendition
review by . December 25, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Smartly written; outstanding performances      Cons: None really.     The Bottom Line: For those willing to listen, Rendition has a powerful message to impart.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. "Extraordinary Rendition"; that odious practice reportedly started under the Clinton Administration, but the Bush Administration took it to new lows after 9/11 is the subject of Rendition (2007).  …
review by . November 15, 2008
This well acted drama is a wakeup call to the horrors of the alleged practice of "extraordinary rendition", where persons suspected of being involved in terrorist activities are apprehended and sent to another country to be interrogated (translate: tortured)     Based upon one cell phone record and an Islamic name, chemical engineer Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) is removed from a flight from South Africa to Washington D.C. and sent to an interrogation centre, where he is …
review by . July 09, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
You have to go out on a limb reviewing `Rendition'. It makes political points, but it asks relevant questions. Liberals, undoubtedly, will enjoy the import of the film which takes issue with tortured suspects interrogated in foreign lands. Conservatives will take issue with some of the tactics and hand wringing that goes into these procedures, yet it must be stated there are some balances within the film. The most relevant questions have to do with plausibility. Is this a believable and watchable …
review by . February 20, 2008
RENDITION accomplishes a lot in presenting a story that is tough to watch, tougher to believe, and for all that is a tremendously involving and electrifying movie. It is definitely a message film but that message is delivered by a smart script, a compassionate director, and a dream cast.    But first the word rendition: according to the dictionary, "In law, rendition is a "surrender" or "handing over" of persons or property, particularly from one jurisdiction to another. For …
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