Body of Lies Reviews

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September 3, 2020
Rises above the mediocrity of its storyline thanks largely to its ensemble cast.
September 2, 2020
Body of Lies, on the whole, is a retrograde fantasy. Its characters are unconvincing inventions.
March 16, 2018
A revealing, original and extremely dramatic film... [Full review in Spanish]
August 17, 2017
Director Ridley Scott makes Body of Lies a visually stylish film that also has scenes of incredible carnage and wince-inducing torture.
January 16, 2013
A compelling, nail-biting spy thriller.
February 18, 2012
November 17, 2011
May 6, 2011
March 24, 2011
Russell Crowe has finally realised he's just an ordinary fat guy now, and taken a role he can accurately portray.
July 7, 2010
Body of Lies is an extremely well paced, tightly wound, and intensely violent thriller. There is no damnation or congratulations here. As Russell Crowe muses as the end: "No one is innocent"
February 21, 2010
...[Ridley] Scott's most entertaining and involving effort since 2001's Black Hawk Down.
August 30, 2009
Visually, the film is quite striking. Few modern filmmakers handle desert landscapes as well as Mr. Scott.
February 27, 2009
Passable entertainment -- but definitely not on par with the usual DiCaprio, Crowe, or Ridley Scott output.
February 12, 2009
...better than a lot of the post 9/11 espionage films that Hollywood has made.
February 11, 2009
If you're going to have a mall-ready entertainment about the war on terror, you might as well have this one. [Blu-ray]
December 15, 2008
Básicamente un buen film de entretenimiento sobre un tema "serio" como el combate al terrorismo, armado de manera eficaz aunque superficial.
November 28, 2008
Como diversão, Rede de Mentiras merece aplausos. Isto não impedirá, claro, que ele seja relegado ao esquecimento completo dentro de poucos anos.
November 26, 2008
Better than the vast majority of the post-9/11 terrorist yarns, Body of Lies is both more ambiguous and ambitious than such heavy-handed duds as Rendition and Redacted.
November 21, 2008
Perhaps Scott's ever-restless shooting style doesn't quite differentiate between the peaks and troughs of the narrative, yet it's still an engrossing account of the intersection between process and ethics.
November 21, 2008
Like Syriana without either the balls or the brains, Body Of Lies is perfectly presentable. You just expect better from the likes of Leo, Russ and Ridley.
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