Body of Lies - Review

Ridley Scott, one of the finest directors in Hollywood, has decided to take on a culturally relevant, espionage filled action drama based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius’ 2007 novel about a CIA operative, Roger Ferris. Certainly you know at least a few of Scott’s previous works, which include: Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Hannibal, Black Hawk Down and American Gangster. His films are nothing short of brilliant, and as such he is one of the most highly respected men in Hollywood. His work in the science fiction genre has made him a legend. He has been nominated for for Oscars in the Best Director category 3 times. The man is very successful. So when he decided to take on a project like Body of Lies, a film whose subject matter hasn’t produced a whole lot of great films, I found it quite shocking. After I got over the initial shock, I was quite intrigued by the possibilities here. A man with immense talent like Scott could really produce a rarity in Hollywood; a great movie about the Middle East and terrorism. What After watching Body of Lies, I can safely say that there is no gray area here. The quality of this film is clear-cut.

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