Body of Lies

Trust no one. Deceive everyone.


Body of Lies
Set in the midst of America's war on terror in the Middle East, our hero is a top agent with the CIA. He is after the leader of a terrorist group, but is having trouble finding him since the terrs stopped using modern technology. He decides to target the man's ego, setting up a fictitious rival terror leader, in the hope of drawing out his target. However this plan has several complications, including a balancing act obeying his boss back in the US, and maintaining the trust of the Syrian intelligence chief. Throw in a pretty nurse, and you can be sure that all is not what it seems.

126 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Ali Suliman, Alon Abutbul, Vince Colosimo
Director
Ridley Scott
ScreenplayWilliam Monahan, from the novel by David Ignatius
MusicMarc Streitenfeld
CinematographyAlexander Witt
EditingPietro Scalia
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byDe Line Pictures, Scott Free Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, thriller
LanguageStrong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong
Prejudicenone
BlasphemySome
Drug abuseNone
CommentsTense and complex spy thriller with some disturbing psychological threat as well as violence in torture scenes.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
5
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
15
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
15
24.com
Ivan Sadler
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe bottom line: Body of Lies contains enough you can believe, or almost believe, that you wish so much of it weren't sensationally implausible.
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconThere’s absolutely nothing to see here: no new angle on the intricacies of the war on terror, no fresh insight into the moral quandaries of espionage, and certainly no innovative ideas about how to frame such cinematic spy games.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconBody of Lies is an adult thriller with such a high narrative density that even a brief trip to the restroom may result in key plot points being lost. The film is the antithesis of a slick, superficial feature like Eagle Eye. It both demands and rewards thought. It engages the mind instead of punishing those who use it for reasoning.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote icon I only wish it engaged me on more of an emotional level, one element (along with the removal of the nurse subplot) that could have potentially turned this from a good dramatic thriller into a great one.
12
Metacritic.com
36 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
155 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBody of Lies relies on the performances of Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio to elevate it beyond the conventional espionage thriller.
10

What the People say

Internet
6457 Netizens quote iconBetter than the trailers.
15

Average .. 60%

12

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