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Syriana
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Kayvan Novak Kayvan Novak
Arash
George Clooney George Clooney
Bob Barnes
Amr Waked Amr Waked
Mohammed Sheik Agiza
Christopher Plummer Christopher Plummer
Dean Whiting
Jeffrey Wright Jeffrey Wright
Bennett Holiday
Chris Cooper Chris Cooper
Jimmy Pope
Robert Foxworth Robert Foxworth
Tommy Barton
Nicky Henson Nicky Henson
Sydney Hewitt


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Stephen Gaghan Stephen Gaghan
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A very good movie

4 years, 9 months ago at Aug 31 22:04
2 votes
I have noticed that this movie doesn't get much love here on Listal and on IMDB but, personally, I thought it was really good. First of all, it was the official coronation of Georges Clooney who finally got his academy award and I think he really deserved the damned thing but I think that the rest of the cast was really good too (Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, Matt Damon, Amand... read more

Players and Schemes

9 years, 4 months ago at Feb 19 16:39
2 votes
I'm thankful I watched the movie, and didn't read the book. There are a lot of players and schemes going on, and I'm sure I couldn't have kept track of it in the book. In a way this could be considered a gangster film, even if some of the players were well respected governments. But somehow it was able to make nearly all of the characters multifaceted, and complicated, and not exactly "good" or... read more

Settles in your brain, and proceeds to b

9 years, 1 month ago at May 2 18:56
2 votes
When I saw this on the big screen, my first reaction after the lights came on was "I need to see that again!". This is one of those films that keep you on your toes the entire time, and you're constantly asking yourself "What is going on?"
It's not the kind of film that gets under your skin in that you get emotional satiscfaction or a resolution, rather it gets into your brain and settles i... read more
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Description: A missile disappears in Iran, but the CIA has other problems: the heir to an Emirate gives an oil contract to China, cutting out a US company that promptly fires its immigrant workers and merges with a small firm that has landed a Kazakhstani oil contract. The Department of Justice suspects bribery, and the oil company's law firm finds a scapegoat. The CIA also needs one when its plot to kill the Emir-apparent fails. Agent Bob Barnes, the fall guy, sorts out the double cross. An American economist parlays the death of his son into a contract to advise the sheik the CIA wants dead. The jobless Pakistanis join a fundamentalist gro ... (more)
Release date: 9 December 2005
Tags: Drama (18), Thriller (13), 2005 (13), Middle East (12), Conspiracy (11), Terrorism (11), Political (11), Oil (9), Torture (8), Cia (7), Politics (7), Corruption (7), 2000s (7), Murder (6), Death (6), Espionage (6), Assassination (6), Arms Dealer (4), Terrorist (4), Arab (4)
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