Thursday, September 07, 2006


Syriana (2005)

George Clooney (who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for his role) plays CIA operative Bob Barnes in this political thriller by Stephen Gaghan. America is at the beck and call of the Middle East when it comes to the oil industry, and all its players -- Washington, sheiks, oil companies, field workers -- intersect with each other. The star-studded cast includes Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Chris Cooper and William Hurt.
My Two Cents: Compelling and suspenseful, if nothing else; But despite its flair, it meanders through too many scattered sub-plots to effectively act as anti-big oil propganda (which I assume was its intent).

NetFlix Rank: Liked It
IMDB Rank: 7/10


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