Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Body of Lies
Well really I was on the verge of giving it a 4 star rating, it's very nearly worth it!
Ridley Scott's new movie is quite similar to Black Hawk Down and American Gangster.
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a covert CIA operative working in Jordan searching for terrorists who have been bombing civilian targets. Ferris uncovers information on the Islamist mastermind Al-Saleem (Alon Aboutboul). He devises a plan to infiltrate Al-Saleem's terrorist network with the help of his boss back in Langley, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe). Ferris enlists the help of the Chief of Jordanian Intelligence, Hani Salaam (Mark Strong) on this operation, but he doesn't know how far he can trust him without putting his life in danger. The uneasy alliance leads to a cultural and moral clash between the men.
Action: 4 Stars
This movie really shines as an action movie! Such excellent sequences!
Storyline: 3 Stars
Both engrossing and tense, it kept my attention throughout the whole movie.
Music: 3 Stars
The Music is wonderfully created with an original score created by Marc Streitenfeld
I thouroughly enjoyed the movie, and would recommend it to anyone that would be interesting in this kind of movie!