Rendition Synopsis
When an Egyptian born chemical engineer disappears on a flight, his wife investigates his disappearance.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rendition is valuable and rare. As I wrote from Toronto: "It is a movie about the theory and practice of two things: torture and personal...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Taut, powerfully acted political thriller.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There are some problems with the pacing, but this topical thriller about CIA-sanctioned torture is one of the most important "message"...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A maddening film, maddening in a good way, but maddening nonetheless.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the ingredients are there to make a tense and compelling post-9/11 thriller, Rendition falls flat.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Rendition certainly makes the case that torture, whatever name it goes under, is indefensible, yet one can agree with that view entirely...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Rendition is a reminder that, in the wrong hands, political outrage can be a slog.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
One reason to see Rendition is for Naor's stunning performance as the torturer who is the one character aware of the political and moral...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What a cast, indeed. And what a bust as persuasive drama.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Rendition tackles the concern in a heavy-handed thriller with simplistic characters and manipulative story lines.
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By rendition
The movie is thrilling and makes you question the world we live in and it's not liberal propoganda i think that if you don't see this movie it's a big mistake...

Political Hooey at it's best...

By jackyoup
First you liberals need to understand that this practice was not started under the present administration but under Bill Clinton. The fact that the libs are so pissed off about something that has...

Propaganda Extravagansa!

By Couch_Fat_Nostrilhair
Another blind anti-war leftist screed from our co-citizens in Hollywood. Sigh. What a waste of talent. Alan Arkin and Reese Witherspoon are class A actors and are good in this propaganda piece, but I...

Lifetime material

This movie felt like it could have been made for TV minus the torture scenes. Those scenes were the only ones that seemed believable to me....

keeps your attention but gets a little confusing...

By irishmoviefan13
This movie is definitely worth seeing and will really make you think. the only negative thing i can say is that it got kindof confusing towards the end....

A movie for our times

By ehopkins60
Rendition really surfaced the key emotional, ethical and political issues facing decision-makers today. The film left several key questions unanswered and that is good because it leaves the viewer...

A prespective of how the Judicial system and the constituion are being abused

By MikeyGofer
I have read few of those replies that gave this movie - OH NO - Don't care - ratings. I was merely surprised about their feedback. Surely, seeing ths movie brings a better understanding of how our...


By rusty349
The movie was ok. I wasn't impressed by it. There was not enough action. The actors were good. I think I would have to view the movie again to give it a real thorough review. I will probably go see...


By billchick
Another political anti-war movie. I half expected cameos from Clooney and Redford. Hopefully people don't buy the Hollywood version of truth in these matters. From an entertainment perspective it...

Do not waste your money on this -- skip it!

By robjohn5
This is a terrible movie with medocre performances, very poor script, and an incohesive, confusing story line. Reese Witherspoon's fake preganncy costume is truly laughable - an obvious "basketball...

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Rated R | For torture/violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Over-simplified drama takes hard look at torture.
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