Body of Lies

Topics: Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Body of Lies Pages: 1 (462 words) Published: January 31, 2009
˝Body of Lies˝ is one of the most popular action-thriller movies in 2008. Do you still remember the legendary movie the ˝Gladiator˝? Are you asking yourself what is the connection between two so different movies? The answer is simple, the same director Ridley Scott and the same actor Russell Crowe. But you might not recognised Russell Crowe at first, he lost his gladiator body look because, had to put on weight for 40 kilos. Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best field operating man of American intelligence, where information is more important than life. In operations, he is observed and controlled by CIA’s veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) is a typical fat American and thinks that he is very important but as Ferris says: ˝ Ed Hoffman doesn't know shit until he steals it from the guy on the ground and that's me.˝ He has an omnipresent observation satellite and follows his every step. Hoffman comes on trace of the terrorist organisation leader Al-Saleem, who is planning bomb attacks all around the world. Ferris is sent to Jordan, to find out where he is hiding, he connects with head of local secret service Hani, but his effort is destroyed, because Hoffman always leads some sting operation. We can see Rogers anger from this dialog: ˝Fucking cocksucker. How do you expect me to run an operation, when you're running a side operation that fucks up my own.˝. That Ferris would lead terrorist to trap on, he sneaks in to his world. But when he is approaching the end of his mission, things get complicated and he finds out, that Hoffman cares only about the trophy, but not for him. Movie is really outstanding, it has a good connection with reality-war against terrorism is every day topic that we can monitor per television. Also the versatility of events and location of the story (Jordan) is grate. I have to mention the superb cast and suitable soundtracks. But on the other hand, there are some minuses for the film. For example, one of this is that the story is...
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