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Syriana Reviews

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March 30, 2009
A film that treats its audience as adults, this is an extremely rewarding work that handsomely pays off the concentration required to watch it.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 30, 2009
This is intelligent, committed, and politically provocative, though its narrative puzzle box may prompt you to throw up your hands and let ExxonMobil go on running the world.
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
You didn't understand all of it? It went by too fast to take it all in? There was too much information to mentally digest? Yeah, well, that was kind of the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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David Ansen
November 1, 2007
Its dark, dog-eat-dog vision of the world we live in may give you geopolitical nightmares.
Rob Gonsalves
September 23, 2007
Probes a significant subject but treats its people as mere stick figures carrying exposition from place to place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 6, 2007
Preferring probing questions to pat solutions, the film drills deep in its exploration of the US's ventures, both economic and military, in the Middle East.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
The most troublesome part of Syriana is that the movie is, in fact, so easy to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
April 15, 2007
Politically-paranoid, if well-intentioned, this disjointed message movie doesn't really do much more than indict the usual suspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007
In addition to the performances there's a wealth of memorable detail.
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
Interesting and worth watching, despite the fact that complete comprehension of the film seems just beyond the reach of the viewer.
| Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 25, 2006
[K]eeps you on a teeter-totter of emotion... it leaves you with a sense of falling that is entirely unsettling.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 20, 2006
If there is any lesson the makers of Syriana want us to absorb, it is that we should trust no one where power and money are concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Plath
June 20, 2006
Syriana really makes viewers work to try to understand the complexities involved in protecting (or resisting) U.S. interests in the Middle East.
| Original Score: 3/4
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK
May 6, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Demanding, even confusing at times, this is required viewing that requires your full attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Utichi
March 11, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Matthew Turner
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
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

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