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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review of film: “BODY OF LIES” – There are MANY bodies here, & not all of them are “LIES”!

Review of film:  BODY OF LIES   There are MANY bodies here, & not all of them are “LIES”! =   
                 [ Rating:  9 of 10 stars ]
Date Rated: Oct 8, 2008 | Rel. Date: Oct 10, 2008

[From an advance preview:]  This new Ridley Scott film is so complex, there’s not only swirling INTRIGUE, but also “OUT-trigue” & “MIDDLE-trigue”!..

...  LEONARDO DiCAPRIO plays a CIA agent in the Middle East, trying to root out terrorists. He regularly in contact (usually by phone) with his boss, played by RUSSELL CROWE (who at times is a fascinatingly “detached” mastermind often doing 2 or 3 things at one time)...

...  You often don’t know who’s really on which “side”, & it’s captivating to try to figure out who’s who & what’s what in this WELL-CONSTRUCTED thriller. You’ll wonder who you can trust, & for how long-- & WHY you feel that way...

...  There’s an often-meandering morality at work amongst the various characters here, & you’ll get a good idea on how DIFFICULT it is to live such multi-layered (& often un-“level”) lives...

...  It’s got some fine action, impressive acting by the principals & minor characters, and it’ll make you "THINK” about a lot of things (some which you’d probably rather NOT deal with).

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