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Syriana Reviews

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Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine

Demanding, even confusing at times, this is required viewing that requires your full attention.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2006
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Un tenso e interesante thriller político, si bien abrumador y por momentos confuso, sobre tema actual, con destacada labor de George Clooney.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

March 6, 2006
Peter Bradshaw

There is a weird absence of both dramatic heat and political light here.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

March 4, 2006
Matthew Turner

[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 Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

March 2, 2006
Alan Dale

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.

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February 27, 2006
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald

Adept at delivering macro and micro perspectives without moralism or conviction.

Full Review Source: Oregon Herald | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 21, 2006
Matthew Leyland

You'll come away exhausted, but also exhilarated.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

February 21, 2006
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 17, 2006
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Syriana is a terrific movie, sprawling in its story, chilling in its implications, but you may need a whiteboard and marker to follow it.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

February 17, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

February 12, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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 Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 5/5

February 10, 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 Source: Panorama | Original Score: 8/10

January 15, 2006
Collin Souter

A well-meaning, yet meandering and confusing political thriller.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 15, 2006
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

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 Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 3/4

January 11, 2006
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

A bleak and powerful movie, made all the more sobering by how much of it isn't fiction.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2006
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

I'm not afraid to say that I just don't get what all the fuss is about.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 5/10

January 7, 2006
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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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.

January 3, 2006
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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+

January 2, 2006
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A potent legend of modern international relations.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 2, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Syriana demands patience to see how the pieces come together in a fascinating mosaic of politics, capitalism, and corruption.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B

December 31, 2005
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