Thursday, January 01, 2009

Body of Lies - Movie Review

Adapted from David Ignatious's book, ridley Scott directs this spy thriller starring Leo and Crowe. Leo plays, Roger Ferris, a CIA operative in the Middle East tracking down a terrorist Al Salim. Crowe plays Ed Hoffman Ferris's Handler. Who basically spends the better part of the movie on his cell phone orchestrating all sorts of deals oand other things going on.

Ferris gets stationed in Ahman, Jordon to meet with Hani Salaam, who is a contact that is working with the CIA or at least informs them of some things. While there, Ferris meets a yound woman, a nurse who has moved to Jordon from Iraq. They start to develop a relationship as Ferris is working all angles of how to get to Al Salim.

This is a pretty interesting story, but think it might be more interesting to read vs seeing the movie. I think the movie gets a little slow at times and can be a little unrealistic. Still it's not a bad story and Leo and Crowe both do a good job in their roles.

Certainly one to rent on DVD and decide for yourself.

Rating: 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

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