#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan’s head of security, whose only dictum is “Don’t lie to me.” The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed’s demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan’s double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger’s attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare.
Plot: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.
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Who Can You Trust?
Does trust go out the window in the time of war? It’s the question the audience may ponder during the course of this film where it seems that even those on the same team aren’t always working in each other’s best interests.
Leonard DiCaprio stars as Roger Farris, a CIA agent who is seeking to capture a terrorist in Jordan. Farris is in constant contact with Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe), a US government official with no respect or time for Farris’ calls to work with Jordanian officials to solve their case.
After a mishap jeopardizes Farris lead, he teams up with Hani (Mark Strong), a charismatic and enigmatic, Jordanian covert operations official.
What follows is the push and pull between the three men’s methodology on capturing the terrorist.
While “Body of Lies” is definitely a product of a post-911 world, it does not feel like the numerous post-911 political thrillers such as “Syriana” due to it’s subtlety. It’s more of spy thriller with a cautionary tale on America’s foreign relations mixed in.
One minor complaint is the pacing of the film. There are a few stops and starts as Farris deals with the reality of the effectiveness of his enemies. As he adjusts his plans it feels as if the story starts back from the top.
But the performances are excellent from DiCaprio; who is the only actor his age who could tackle this role with the any type credibility and depth. Crowe and Strong, down to Golshifteh Farahani as Aisha, the nurse DiCaprio is drawn to and especially Oscar Isaac who plays Bassam, DiCaprio’s go-to guy for information.
A Well Made Film that Just Barely Misses the Mark
I watched “Body of Lies” the other night for the first time since having seen it in the theater. This is a well made film that just barely misses the mark of being outstanding.
Russell Crowe is good in this movie, and it’s arguably one of the few Crowe movies in which he transforms into his character rather than simply playing himself. DiCaprio is good enough, though he definitely suffers from his ongoing inability to play a character rather than being stuck in his same old mannerisms.
The plot of this movie is quite intriguing. It’s a film that revolves around post-9/11 terrorism in the mid-east, with most of the movie taking place in the very places that make the news the most some eight years later: Iraq, Syria, and Jordan. Sadly, the movie predicts the spread of terrorism to Europe (it was filmed after the 7/7 bus bombings in London, and references them, but shows an attack in Amsterdam that brings to mind recent attacks in Paris and Brussels). Its fictional drama mixed with real world terrorism makes for a compelling story.
Unfortunately there’s just something about the movie that makes it obvious that it misses the mark just a tad. It might be argued that the studio was trying a bit too hard to make an Oscar worthy picture, but didn’t quite pull things together enough. The romantic element of the film feels a bit forced, and despite its strengths it comes across as being a bit more like a made-for-TV drama series than an award worthy feature film.
All in all I’m going with 6/10 stars. It’s certainly worth the time to see, but ultimately a good popcorn flick rather than a more substantive film.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Ridley Scott
Writer William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius (novel)
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani
Country USA, UK
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Scott Free Productions, De Line Pictures
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy (also dailies)
Film Length 3,376 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,502 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (also 3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema