Based on 40 Critics
  • 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.

  • 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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