Body Of Lies Movie Review Summary

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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Ferris is a CIA operative on the hunt for a terrorist Al-Saleem in the Middle East. He is assigned in Jordan by his boss, Hoffman, and they collaborate with the head of Jordanian intelligence, Salaam. Hoffman asks Ferris to infiltrate a safehouse, while also running another op headed by another team, without Ferris' knowledge. When the op is compromised, Ferris is furious with Hoffman for not trusting him to run the op on his own. Meanwhile, one of the terrorists at the safehouse is eyed by both Hoffman and Salaam as an informant/spy. However, the terrorist escapes and goes back to his cell. Salaam blames Ferris for the botched job. Ferris and Hoffman now come up with a new plan by having a Jordanian architect claim responsibility for a fake terror attack. The plan works when Al-Saleem contacts the architect, but later kills him. Meanwhile, Ferris' girlfriend Aisha is kidnapped, so he asks the kidnappers to get him to take her place. Al-Saleem captures Ferris, and he is tortured and about to be killed, when Salaam's team rescues him. In the end, Salaam tricked Ferris into believing that Aisha was kidnapped to get Al-Saleem. Ferris is disillusioned by the CIA and leaves to look for Aisha.
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Best part of story, including ending: It's heart-pounding action that only Ridley Scott can deliver.

Best scene in story: When Ferris' trust in Hoffman starts to weaken.

Opinion about the main character: Ferris is stubborn and has a problem following orders from his superiors.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char doing spying/sabotage The terrorist enemy is...    -   arabs/muslims!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Arabia City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   visually blown into pieces Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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