Thursday, October 9, 2008
"Body of Lies" charts a world in motion
Director Ridley Scott's "Body of Lies' stars A-listers Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. This thriller about the workings of the CIA in the Middle East may not entirely fuse drama and commentary on the current war against terror, but it has a pulse, and it's well made by Scott, who's working from plot-heavy script by William Monahan. DiCaprio plays a CIA field agent who gets his hands dirty, and Crowe portrays his desk-bound boss. The opposing styles of the two men create tension and Scott definitely knows how keep things intense. For a full review, click here. I wrote this one for The Rocky Mountain News.