Syriana Reviews

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 6, 2006
Un tenso e interesante thriller político, si bien abrumador y por momentos confuso, sobre tema actual, con destacada labor de George Clooney.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 4, 2006
There is a weird absence of both dramatic heat and political light here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 2, 2006
[Syriana] fulfils all the key criteria of a decent political thriller - it'll make you angry, it'll make you think and it'll scare the hell out of you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
February 27, 2006
Gaghan piles one storyline on another but is only interested in suggesting where they trend, working like a (cynical) editorialist who has made up a few examples to support his views.
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
February 21, 2006
Adept at delivering macro and micro perspectives without moralism or conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matthew Leyland
BBC.com
February 21, 2006
You'll come away exhausted, but also exhilarated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 17, 2006
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
February 17, 2006
Syriana is a terrific movie, sprawling in its story, chilling in its implications, but you may need a whiteboard and marker to follow it.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 12, 2006
This is a film that warrants your attention. A potent and intelligent film that informs as well as entertains, Syriana is the starting point for an intense and lengthy conversation.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 10, 2006
Longe de representar uma experiência emocional, o longa exige dedicação ao espectador - e se você estiver disposto(a) a mergulhar na discussão será fartamente recompensado(a).
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 15, 2006
Stephen Gaghan signe une %u0153uvre nécessaire qui arrive au bon moment pour agrémenter un débat sans que cela ne paraisse trop opportuniste.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
January 15, 2006
A well-meaning, yet meandering and confusing political thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 11, 2006
Oil, war, global capitalism -- it's just not simple. It is by nature hard to understand. This picture gives you a sense of that complexity while it compels. Nice work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
January 9, 2006
A bleak and powerful movie, made all the more sobering by how much of it isn't fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 7, 2006
I'm not afraid to say that I just don't get what all the fuss is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 3, 2006
Syriana impresses, not because it is very moving, which it isn't, or because it is crystal clear, which it also isn't, but because it is so large, so encompassing, so seemingly privy to inside stuff.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 2, 2006
If you want a movie that answers all your questions, try "Revenge of the Sith." If you want a movie that questions all your answers, try this one.
| Original Score: B+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 2, 2006
A potent legend of modern international relations.
| Original Score: 4/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
December 31, 2005
Syriana demands patience to see how the pieces come together in a fascinating mosaic of politics, capitalism, and corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 30, 2005
Didactic and muddled to the point of incoherence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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