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Body of Lies review

A good movie

Leonardo DiCaprio is, right now, one of the most interesting actors at work nowadays and I wasn't really surprised to see him making a movie with the great Ridley Scott. To complete this awesome combination, you had Russell Crowe so this flick definitely had some potential and I was really eager to check it out and I even saw the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released. Well, first of all, as usual with Ridley Scott, the directing was quite impressive with some nice shots and some really solid action scenes. Furthermore, DiCaprio and Crowe delivered some decent performances and I thought they were both fairly convincing. Still, even though it was pretty good and certainly entertaining, I can't say the whole thing really blew me away though. Indeed, like most of the movies directed by Scott, the visuals were great but the story was rather shallow after all. I mean, the plot kept me interested during the whole thing but after a while, it kind of lost focus. It was especially a poor idea to have the main character getting involved with an Arabian local girl. Anyway, at the end of day, it was after all a rather generic spy story, nothing more, nothing less. Still, I thought it was well made, I enjoyed it and it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in Ridley Scott's work.

Added by johanlefourbe
8 years ago on 8 November 2011 13:33