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Syriana
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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


Written by
Stephen Gaghan

Stephen Gaghan

(written by)
Robert Baer

Robert Baer



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A very good movie

1 year, 11 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

6 years, 6 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

6 years, 3 months 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 find ... (more)
Release date: 9 December 2005
Drama (18), Thriller (14), 2005 (12), Terrorism (11), Conspiracy (11), Middle East (11), Political (11), Oil (8), Espionage (7), Corruption (7), 2000s (7), Torture (7), Murder (6), Assassination (6), Cia (6), Death (6), Politics (6), Arms Dealer (4), Spy (4), Terrorist (4)
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BradWesley123's Movie Journal- February 2010 (27 movies items)

" DVD- 2hrs. 8min. First Viewing Okay, but just really boring. The cast is great, with Clooney deservedly winning an Oscar for his performance. Tries to illustrate the U.S.'s dependence on foreign oil, except it doesn't really say anything new about it. This is the first and only time that I watched this, and the only real memory I have of it is that I shaved for the first time in the middle of it. "


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" 2005 - George Clooney"


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"Some intense and memorable scenes in this one-sided political film"


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"12.8.2013 So this were George Clooney's beard won an Oscar and kept that famous smug-speech when he won it. That fact is more interesting than the movie was. The whole thing just seemed too much like a Hollywood's attempt on tackling hard issues, with everything being so rough and tough, and all over the place with uninteresting characters and even more uninteresting plot. The problems with the structure are pretty much the same as in the virus-film Carnage from Sodenbergh, but while I could ke"


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"Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana elicited a huge critical response, raising questions about politics and the Middle East. The film portrays the state of the oil industry, and those who are personally involved in it. After its release, audiences sent over 8,000 emails to Congress. Many of the emails called for the United States to reduce it’s dependence on foreign oil: a notion that brought together left-winged environmentalists and right-winged security conservatives! The film became a go-to point f"


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" The Ups: Heavyweighter (pun intended!) George Clooney lead an impressive ensemble in this engaging political thriller about ruthless capitalism ruining lives and lands in the Middle East. A lot of dialogue and intrigue means that the brain has to be sharp and not heavy on drugs while watching. Not surprised to see Steven Soderbergh having produced the movie as this could be seen as a cousin to "Traffic" with a lot of characters and subplots. The Downs: Those fucking ruthless American capital"


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" Syriana is a very good political thriller that tries to look into the corruption in oil contract in the south east. But what really sets it apart is the interesting neutral point of view. George Clooney just rocks and truly deserved the Oscar. It's a good film that really impressed me with the interesting story. GOOD "


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A very good movie

“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, Amanda Peet). Basically, it is one of those hyperlink plots where several stories are more or less intertwined together. You might think it is a tired gimmick by now but I have definitely a weak spot for this kind of stories, especially when they are well written like this one. Furthermore, it deals with politics which I found a fascinating subject and I'm a real sucker for movies dealing with this sub” read more

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PetroDollar Drama

“I think this is a pretty political picture, and like most things political, there is a strong strand of narcissism.

Probably the best thought-out story-thread is the one where George-Clooney-is-Bob-Barnes-who-is-Bob-Baer, and, from a news junkie angle, this would be pretty fantastic.

(I almost read his book one time, and then I realized, what good is this? Do I really want to be a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terror? Hmmm. Not really. Well, where did I leave that shredder...)

But the thing is, this isn't really a story about people, it's a story about pretending you're learning lots of lots of Awesome Shit about the Middle East. (And you want the Arabs to be free, and you just f'ing **know** that Washington's policy of {intervention/non-intervention} wa” read more


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