Trust no one. Deceive everyone.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Ali Suliman, Alon Abutbul, Vince Colosimo
|Screenplay||William Monahan, from the novel by David Ignatius|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||De Line Pictures, Scott Free Productions|
|Comments||Tense and complex spy thriller with some disturbing psychological threat as well as violence in torture scenes.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Nils van der Linden
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The bottom line: Body of Lies contains enough you can believe, or almost believe, that you wish so much of it weren't sensationally implausible.
Adam Nayman There’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.
James Berardinelli Body 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.
C. Fuchs 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.
Tomatometer Body of Lies relies on the performances of Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio to elevate it beyond the conventional espionage thriller.
What the People say
6457 Netizens Better than the trailers.
Average .. 60%