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Roger Ferris uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation - and his life - on the line.
Drama Thriller - This is a serious espionage drama that does not have as much action
as the commercials may suggest. Fans of Russell Crowe may be
disappointed by his fairly limited screen time. The talky nature of
the film may appeal more to older adults, but the film's sometimes
graphic violence may turn them off.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good For those who care about there being more to a thriller than pointless car chases and over-edited fight sequences, Body of Lies offers a satisfying dose of truth.
Roger EbertFull Review Good "Body of Lies" contains enough you can believe, or almost believe, that you wish so much of it weren't sensationally implausible. No one man can withstand such physical ordeals as Ferris undergoes in this film,
USA TodayFull Review Above Average The plot occasionally becomes convoluted and murky, but when it trains its focus on matters of treachery and intrigue, Body of Lies is exciting and compelling. ...a tautly paced, well-acted espionage thriller with the requisite explosions and action sequences. Still, it ends up leaving the viewer rather cold.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 98 moviegoers:
TEENS:Great reviews from teens. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Over half rated it very high. Recommended.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:These are not the greatest reviews. About half rated it above average and half rated it average. These aren't bad reviews but they aren't high enough to strongly recommend this movie.
ADULTS:There aren't a lot of very high reviews and there are a few low reviews so some loved it and some were disappointed. Fortunately, the remaining reviews indicate a movie most enjoyed very much. Recommended.
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best man U.S. Intelligence has on the
ground, in places where human life is worth no more than the information it can get you.
In operations that take him around the globe, Ferris' next breath often depends on the
voice at the other end of a secure phone line—CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe).
Strategizing from a laptop in the suburbs, Hoffman is on the trail of an emerging terrorist
leader who has orchestrated a campaign of bombings while eluding the most
sophisticated intelligence network in the world. To lure the terrorist out into the open,
Ferris will have to penetrate his murky world, but the closer Ferris gets to the target, the
more he discovers that trust is both a dangerous commodity and the only one that will
get him out alive.