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Syriana (2005)

Syriana

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

December 09, 2005

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

126 min.

Production Budget

$50 millions

Studio

Warner Bros.

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Stephen Gaghan

Producer

George Clooney, Michael Nozik, Jeff Skoll, Steven Soderbergh

Screenwriter

Stephen Gaghan

Starring

Story


From writer/director Stephen Gaghan, winner of the Best Screenplay Academy Award for "Traffic," comes "Syriana," a political thriller that unfolds against the intrigue of the global oil industry. From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf, the film's multiple storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power. As a career CIA operative (George Clooney) begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to, an up-and-coming oil broker (Matt Damon) faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with an idealistic Gulf prince (Alexander Siddig). A corporate lawyer (Jeffrey Wright) faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies, while across the globe, a disenfranchised Pakistani teenager (Mazhar Munir) falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric.

Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world.

Pictures (28 photos)


George Clooney as Robert Barnes, a CIA agent in "Syriana" (2005)
Matt Damon as Bryan Woodman in "Syriana" (2005)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a tough nut that demands attention, refuses to ingratiate and keeps throwing curves..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..an alternately engrossing and confusing film stretched over far too broad a narrative canvas..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
“..dense, talky, proudly complicated adult drama of geopolitical intrigue..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]