Becky and I went to see Body of Lies this weekend at the Kerasotes theaters in Castle Rock, CO. The MSN movie website at Body of Lies describes the movie as follows:
“Fresh off of their success with director Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, star Leonardo DiCaprio and screenwriter William Monahan team with director Ridley Scott for this screen adaptation of David Ignatius’ novel Body of Lies. When CIA operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) uncovers evidence indicating that a major terrorist leader may be operating out of Jordan, he enlists the aid of CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) in infiltrating the elusive saboteur’s vast underground network. During the course…”
Body of Lies stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe with plenty of explosions, torture, Middle Eastern politics, phony love interest and a story that goes nowhere. The movie is way to long for the amount of content that it provides because it is so boring you will want to leave after about thirty minutes.
Russell Crowe looks terrible in this movie and his character is not believable at all. It’s not because of Crowe’s acting, but the character is a goofball launching his own war during a war. DiCaprio tries really hard to bring his character to life as well, almost like Matt Damon in the Bourne Identity series, but his character wasn’t that interesting either.
Body of Lies could have been a good flick, but it was really lame because the story just isn’t interesting. It goes something like this, America is fighting terrorism abroad to keep from fighting it at home. The Middle East countries don’t trust America and America doesn’t completely trust our allies in the Middle East. The soldiers and operatives on the ground on both sides are caught in the middle of the half-truths and lies that go on between the governments of the world. Finally, terrorists are nuts and they will cut off your head while you are still alive to make their point.
After all of this, your response will probably be the same as ours. Tell us something we don’t know and at least make it interesting. It definitely wasn’t worth the price of admission, even after we waited for it to hit the $5 club.
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