Syriana

R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman (Matt Damon), a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes (George Clooney) uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

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Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Syriana (2005)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2005|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • Takes off with the lightning speed of a thriller, the gonzo force of frontline journalism and the emotional wallop of a drama that puts a human face on shocking statistics. show more

  • The film itself operates on shifting sands. Shot documentary-style, by Robert Elswit, and accompanied by a pounding soundtrack, Syriana makes high-octane melodrama look like revealed truth. show more

  • For two hours I felt like a kitten chasing an elusive ball of catnip that remained just beyond my paw. show more

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