Body of Lies Synopsis
A CIA agent (Leonardo DiCaprio) plans to infiltrate a major terrorist's organization.
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The crisply photographed and edited Body of Lies reveals some ambition, for while it certainly works as pure entertainment, this tale of a...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The result is commendably non-West-centric, but no less sentimentally conceived.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Fascinating and flawed spy thriller.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a genre film - the action is fierce and nonstop - with a brooding undercurrent of unease that aims for the complexities of John le...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It may not be as much fun as old spy movies starring Cary Grant or more recent entertainments such as "Spy Game," directed by Ridley's...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A tautly paced, well-acted espionage thriller with the requisite explosions and action sequences. Still, it ends up leaving the viewer...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Lacks, a story that makes it feel personal.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
For all of Ferris's desperate struggles, and for all the director's efforts to emulate the remarkable verisimilitude he achieved in "Black...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It's like torture, though Body of Lies has nothing to spill.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Most of this just seems, you know, so three years ago, so "Bourne" again.
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Stars/Director billings will translate to high box-office receipts. GRADE: B-minus

I just attended the advance press screening of this movie-adaptation of journalist/author David Ignatius' novel of the same name - superbly screen-written by Academy Award-winning William Monahan...

Body of Lies

By dlsnyc52
Great action packed movie! A must see........

“BODY OF LIES” – There are MANY bodies here, & not all of them are ‘LIES’! =

By jimchudnow
[From an advance preview:] This new Ridley Scott film is so complex, there’s not only swirling INTRIGUE, but also “OUT-trigue” & “MIDDLE-trigue”! LEONARDO DiCAPRIO plays a CIA agent in the Middle...

A Engaging, Intense, Well Written Thriller

By SolidSnakeRules
I had the pleasure of seeing this film on opening day. I enjoyed this film, thought the cast including Dicaprio were great. Now, I can understand why some may be not like this film because of the...

body of lies

By glee1973
a suspeneful movie with a lot of twists and turns and no communication between allies a little hard to follow but a very good movie...


By skimbones
I'm the first to admit... I'm not the best at keeping track of a complicated storyline - and this one, to me, was. Good acting throughout, and followed the basic story for the most part but wouldn't...

Good Spy Thriller

By Sagaboy
Good spy thriller with great acting from DiCaprio and Crowe. DiCaprio really shows how much he has matured as an actor here. The movie is gritty and violent and where you know who the bad guys are...

Slow and Incredibly Boring

By cwhite
I was expecting some action in this movie and did not leave fufilled. There are a few gory moments, but not much action. Would be great if you wanted a very plot intense movie about the Middle...

not too bad

By I'magoodmoviegoer
I thought this movie was really good becuase some of the scenes were really full of action,The beginning was not too bad but the story was interesting and kind of fun through out the movie,I wouldn't...


By Godeater28
People will consider this either a confusing action movie or an underdeveloped spy movie. I was hoping for more of an espionage thriller and the movie had plot potential but needed to have at least...

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Rated R | For strong violence including some torture, and for language throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Violent spy thriller is for adults only.
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