Syriana

Clooney, George

$19.98 
SKU: 012569829510

UPC 012569829510
Release Date 2006-10-10
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 128
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis SYRIANA has a lot of big, important things to say about big, important things, and its says them with a sense of urgency.4 stars out of 4 -- [T]his fighting-mad film isn't just hot, its' incendiary. And no one gets off the hook. You see it with the exhilarating feeling that a movie can make a difference.3 stars out of 4 -- [D]ensely packed with detail and convincingly told.[A] movie that demands and rewards close attention....[O]ne of the best geopolitical thrillers in a very long time.Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for best screenplay for TRAFFIC, makes his directorial debut with SYRIANA, an espionage thriller set in the Middle East. George Clooney stars as Bob Barnes, a longtime CIA agent preparing to slow down his life and spend more time with his teenage son (Max Minghella). But his last secret mission, getting rid of Prince Nasir (Alexander Siddig), turns out to be more complicated than he imagined, placing him in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy involving government corruption, oil, and international terrorism. Matt Damon, who starred with Clooney in OCEAN'S ELEVEN and OCEAN'S TWELVE (and made a cameo in Clooney's CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, which was also about spies and conspiracies), plays Bryan Woodman, an energy executive whose ethics become vulnerable after the horrific loss of one of his sons. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., lawyers Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) and Dean Whiting (Christopher Plummer) also must choose between the government's special interests and what's best for the world (as well as their own special interests). Gaghan gives SYRIANA a documentary-like feel, using handheld cameras and shooting on location, adding to the believability of the complex plot. To heighten the realism, Clooney learned to speak Arabic and even put on 30 pounds for the role. A fast-paced, heart-pounding, relentless film, SYRIANA was inspired by the true story of former CIA agent Robert Baer, told in his book SEE NO EVIL: THE TRUE STORY OF A GROUND SOLDIER IN THE CIA'S WAR ON TERRORISM.5 stars out of 5 -- [D]elivered with breathtaking cinematic brilliance....[Clooney], all hang-dog stares and brow-beaten demeanour, gives the performance of his career.Theatrical Release: November 23, 2005Outwardly, the picture projects an impression of fragmentation and instability to reflect the turmoil of the world it is investigating.4 stars out of 5 -- SYRIANA is brain-achingly complex yet still deeply, deeply human.4 stars out of 5 -- It's a Hollywood thriller with a moral conscience, and one that might just inspire a pang of guilt next time you're at the petrol pump.
Cast Steven Soderbergh (Executive Producer)
Ben Cosgrove (Executive Producer)
Jeffrey Wright (Star)
George Clooney (Star)
Chris Cooper (Star)
Louise Frogley (Costume Designer)
Stephen Gaghan (Director)
Jeff Skoll (Executive Producer)
Tim Squyres (Editor)
Tim Blake Nelson (Star)
William Hurt (Star)
Christopher Plummer (Star)
Robert Elswit (Director of Photography)
Jennifer Fox (Producer)
Georgia Kacandes (Executive Producer)
Robert Baer (Source Writer)
Dan Weil (Production Designer)
Amanda Peet (Star)
Matt Damon (Star)
Michael Nozik (Producer)
George Clooney (Executive Producer)
Stephen Gaghan (Screenwriter)
Alexander Siddig (Star)
Alexandre Desplat (Composer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Keep Case Package Note: Blue BD Case Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound 2.0 - Latin Spanish Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English, French (Quebec) Subtitles - English SDH, English, French, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Interviews: 1. A Conversation with George Clooney 2. A Conversation with Matt Damon Featurette: 1. Additional Scenes 2. Weaving Reality into Drama - Documentary 3. Make a Change, Make a Difference
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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