Political government type thrillers are certainly not going to entertain everyone. Especially one with a really complex story about politics and oil etc.. But at least the star power in Syriana should be enough to a least draw your attention in its direction. If I didn't see George Clooney overweight with a beard in the previews of this movie I may have not given it a second thought and never saw the movie, but even if something silly like that got me to give this movie a chance, I'm glad it did. Straight from the movies opening your not really sure what you are about to dive into, but it will grab your interest for sure. A couple intertwining stories across the entire globe. From back room deals for big oil company mergers to a down on his luck middle eastern young man who turns to a terrorists group to find meaning and purpose in his life, this film seems like it is all over the place, but it is not. The stories are all interconnected and are really well done. No, at the end your not going to find out they are all related in that kind of interconnected way, but through the movie you will see how one thing affects the other like dominos. When George Clooney first started doing movies I pretty much shrugged my shoulders and just thought it was this heart throb TV star going into corny movies and it was going to be pretty much Oceans 54 by the time I hit 30, until I saw this movie. He won a well deserved Oscar for his role in Syriana, and really put the film industry on notice that he wasn't just your run of the mill good looking guy, and that he was going to be taken seriously as an actor. Some people will not have the patience to stick with Syriana because of the pace and the in depth story telling, but your missing out. This is one hell of a good movie.