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Syriana Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Certain to be on Osama Bin Laden's top ten best list of 2005.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 1/4

December 6, 2005
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

It's serious and scathing, and it seems to think that because it displays those characteristics that it should get some sort of pass when it comes to cogent story telling.

| Original Score: C

December 9, 2005
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A skeleton of theme minus the meat of resonance

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Syriana is an ambitious edifice, built with conviction and skill. But I'm not sure I understand it, and I'm not sure I care.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 9, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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What Syriana feels like is a television miniseries condensed into two hours.

November 21, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Syriana is like a position paper, and scenes that should pull us in fall flat.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2005
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

a fitfully engrossing and overreaching film that is both somehow too much and yet not enough.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Didactic and muddled to the point of incoherence.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C

December 30, 2005
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

It has all the pedigree of classic political picture, yet all the dramatic urgency of a C-SPAN afternoon.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: C+

December 8, 2005
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

No one-sentence synopsis is possible, but here's a stab: A bunch of people, played by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Christopher Plummer and others, stalk around looking serious and doing stuff.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Syriana is an awards-season message in search of a movie.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 8, 2005
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

It has big ideas, but no pulse.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

November 22, 2005
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com

Damon again getting Gerry'ed out in the middle of nowhere encapsulates Gaghan's wandering around an issue that should leave us with something more substantial than one man trying to make sense of what just happened.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/4

November 22, 2005
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

The various storylines are hard to follow.., the narrative momentum dissolves in the confusion, and the multiplicity of characters means that none of them...is more than two dimensional.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

November 23, 2005
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Overly ambitious and too complicated.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

December 15, 2005
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org

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.

Full Review Source: Blogcritics.org

February 27, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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You keep straining to understand the bits and pieces of information that you can make out, but it still adds up to a lot less than the sum of its parts.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2005

All you need to know is everyone is a bad guy in one way or another, they all want money and/or power, and they'll do anything to get it.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 14, 2005
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Cloaking Oliver Stone-like message mongering with Tarantino film techniques, Gaghan preaches well known leftist political tomes

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: C-

December 2, 2005
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony

...manages to take one of the hottest and most controversial topics in the world and turn it into a convoluted snooze fest. Color me shocked.

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: D+

November 30, 2005
Leonard Maltin
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December 14, 2005
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December 10, 2005

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June 18, 2012
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