Body of Lies Reviews

  • Oct 12, 2020

    Two of my favorite actors in the same movie!

    Two of my favorite actors in the same movie!

  • Sep 07, 2020

    It's just a nice story and the acting is great.

    It's just a nice story and the acting is great.

  • Aug 24, 2020

    Body Of Lies is a decent movie. The plot is interesting and it's pretty much about this CIA agent called Roger (Leonardo DiCaprio) who finds out about this major terrorist leader. So him and his boss Ed (Russell Crowe) decide to make a plan to trap Al-Saleem but things don't go the right way, which they wanted them to go. The movie's got some great acting from Roger (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Ed (Russell Crowe), those two are honestly great throughout this movie. Also, the cinematography from Alexander Witt is average but he could capture the scenes a bit better than he already did. The action sequences throughout this movie are very graphic and gory but they're really well made and they're well put together. Finally, the other characters throughout this movie are very interesting but a lot of them are actually forgotten about. The movie's got some very mixed pacing for the build ups. The pacing is pretty good for some of the moments but it can be pretty bad for some of the other moments in this movie. Overall, Body Of Lies is a decent movie. The movie's got an interesting plot, great acting, average cinematography, very graphic action sequences and some very hit and miss pacing for the build ups.

    Body Of Lies is a decent movie. The plot is interesting and it's pretty much about this CIA agent called Roger (Leonardo DiCaprio) who finds out about this major terrorist leader. So him and his boss Ed (Russell Crowe) decide to make a plan to trap Al-Saleem but things don't go the right way, which they wanted them to go. The movie's got some great acting from Roger (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Ed (Russell Crowe), those two are honestly great throughout this movie. Also, the cinematography from Alexander Witt is average but he could capture the scenes a bit better than he already did. The action sequences throughout this movie are very graphic and gory but they're really well made and they're well put together. Finally, the other characters throughout this movie are very interesting but a lot of them are actually forgotten about. The movie's got some very mixed pacing for the build ups. The pacing is pretty good for some of the moments but it can be pretty bad for some of the other moments in this movie. Overall, Body Of Lies is a decent movie. The movie's got an interesting plot, great acting, average cinematography, very graphic action sequences and some very hit and miss pacing for the build ups.

  • Aug 07, 2020

    Has its interesting moments but the overall storytelling and editing just makes you confused and forces you to leave some scenes without even understanding it.

    Has its interesting moments but the overall storytelling and editing just makes you confused and forces you to leave some scenes without even understanding it.

  • Jun 20, 2020

    So many things wrong with this movie --and frankly quite surprised this is the work of Ridley Scott -- just about the only convincing character in the whole thing is Mark Strong. The rest is crap.

    So many things wrong with this movie --and frankly quite surprised this is the work of Ridley Scott -- just about the only convincing character in the whole thing is Mark Strong. The rest is crap.

  • May 23, 2020

    Exciting movie !! It shows Near East in different angle ... there are the same people as we, they are happy, afraid and live in similar way, but a little bit different ... It shows that Near East could be liked and it depends on you !! One of the best movie with Leonardo DiCaprio !!

    Exciting movie !! It shows Near East in different angle ... there are the same people as we, they are happy, afraid and live in similar way, but a little bit different ... It shows that Near East could be liked and it depends on you !! One of the best movie with Leonardo DiCaprio !!

  • Apr 24, 2020

    Ridley Scott's Body of Lies delves deep into how CIA traces the head of a terrorist organization in a coveted operation. While on the surface the movie is just like any other terrorist film where the good guys chase the bad ones. Nonetheless, the film also reveals the Machiavellian tactics employed by the agency to strangle the terrorists. It shows how in the pursuit of national interest states and their organizations use a combination of lies and deceit to achieve their objective. When operative Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) meets a member of terrorist organization who is willing to share the information of his boss, Al Saleem, on a condition of winning asylum in the US, Ferris' boss Ad Hoffman (Russell Crow) orders him not to offer anything. When the terrorists know about Nazar, they try to abduct him and it is where Ferris kills his source to secure his identity. While in a world operating on commonplace morality, this act is nothing short of betrayal and back stabbing but Scott shows how morality in intelligence community is result-oriented and is symbolized by real politik. Another instance reinforces this major theme that the director wants to convey. When Ferris collaborates with Hadi Salam, head of the Jordanian intelligence, he launches an operation to monitor one of Al Saleem's safe houses in Jordan. Hoffman becomes uneasy of this partnership with a foreign intelligence agency and in his lack of trust runs a side operation that essentially sabotages the efforts of Ferris and Hadi. This shows a culture of fierce competition between intelligence communities that hinders fruitful cooperation. Another important lesson of the film is in fact a testimonial of "how everything is fair in love and war" even in the modern liberal world order. Ferris and Hoffman devise a cunning plan to tighten the net around Al Saleem. They implicate an innocent architect, Omar Sadiki, in a terrorist attack knowing that Al Saleem's pride and ego will force him to contact the person who tried to do what he thought only he is capable of doing. Scott gives us all a deep message with this scene that alludes to many innocents that died in War on Terror where such casualties are often callously dismissed by the officials as collateral damage. During his stay in Jordan, Ferris falls in love with a nurse Aisha. Aisha was later on abducted in what Ferris thought was as an act by Al Saleem. Ferris offers himself to Al Saleem in a bid to save Aisha. Here he meets violence and was about to be killed when Hadi and his men, on intel given by one of their planted men in Saleem's camp, rescue him. Later on, Hadi tells Ferris that he lied about the abduction of Aisha to get Al Saleem. This serves as the last lie Ferris can take and he decides to go offline to spend his life with Aisha. With this the message Scott wants to give is loud and clear: it is love that is the ultimate victorious in any war of blood or principles.

    Ridley Scott's Body of Lies delves deep into how CIA traces the head of a terrorist organization in a coveted operation. While on the surface the movie is just like any other terrorist film where the good guys chase the bad ones. Nonetheless, the film also reveals the Machiavellian tactics employed by the agency to strangle the terrorists. It shows how in the pursuit of national interest states and their organizations use a combination of lies and deceit to achieve their objective. When operative Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) meets a member of terrorist organization who is willing to share the information of his boss, Al Saleem, on a condition of winning asylum in the US, Ferris' boss Ad Hoffman (Russell Crow) orders him not to offer anything. When the terrorists know about Nazar, they try to abduct him and it is where Ferris kills his source to secure his identity. While in a world operating on commonplace morality, this act is nothing short of betrayal and back stabbing but Scott shows how morality in intelligence community is result-oriented and is symbolized by real politik. Another instance reinforces this major theme that the director wants to convey. When Ferris collaborates with Hadi Salam, head of the Jordanian intelligence, he launches an operation to monitor one of Al Saleem's safe houses in Jordan. Hoffman becomes uneasy of this partnership with a foreign intelligence agency and in his lack of trust runs a side operation that essentially sabotages the efforts of Ferris and Hadi. This shows a culture of fierce competition between intelligence communities that hinders fruitful cooperation. Another important lesson of the film is in fact a testimonial of "how everything is fair in love and war" even in the modern liberal world order. Ferris and Hoffman devise a cunning plan to tighten the net around Al Saleem. They implicate an innocent architect, Omar Sadiki, in a terrorist attack knowing that Al Saleem's pride and ego will force him to contact the person who tried to do what he thought only he is capable of doing. Scott gives us all a deep message with this scene that alludes to many innocents that died in War on Terror where such casualties are often callously dismissed by the officials as collateral damage. During his stay in Jordan, Ferris falls in love with a nurse Aisha. Aisha was later on abducted in what Ferris thought was as an act by Al Saleem. Ferris offers himself to Al Saleem in a bid to save Aisha. Here he meets violence and was about to be killed when Hadi and his men, on intel given by one of their planted men in Saleem's camp, rescue him. Later on, Hadi tells Ferris that he lied about the abduction of Aisha to get Al Saleem. This serves as the last lie Ferris can take and he decides to go offline to spend his life with Aisha. With this the message Scott wants to give is loud and clear: it is love that is the ultimate victorious in any war of blood or principles.

  • Apr 16, 2020

    كيف تتعامل الاستخبارات مع التهديدات للجماعات الإسلامية وما هو نوع العلاقة بين الاستخبارات الأميركية ونظيرتها العربية.

    كيف تتعامل الاستخبارات مع التهديدات للجماعات الإسلامية وما هو نوع العلاقة بين الاستخبارات الأميركية ونظيرتها العربية.

  • Mar 28, 2020

    Fast-paced, intelligently engaging, Body of Lies is a good political thriller.

    Fast-paced, intelligently engaging, Body of Lies is a good political thriller.

  • Mar 24, 2020

    I little less credible than the african one, way too CIA and american made. Too overboard, entertaining though

    I little less credible than the african one, way too CIA and american made. Too overboard, entertaining though