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Body of Lies [WS] [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9186944
  • Release Date: 02/17/2009
  • Rating: R

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    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)


    Body of Lies
    Fresh off of their success with director Martin Scorsese's The Departed, star Leonardo DiCaprio and screenwriter William Monahan team with director Ridley Scott for this screen adaptation of David Ignatius' novel Body of Lies. When CIA operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) uncovers evidence indicating that a major terrorist leader may be operating out of Jordan, he enlists the aid of CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) in infiltrating the elusive saboteur's vast underground network. During the course of his dangerous mission, Ferris gradually comes to question how much he can trust his presumed allies -- who include not just Hoffman, but the outwardly helpful head of Jordanian intelligence as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Leonardo DiCaprio
      Leonardo DiCaprio - Roger Ferris
    • Russell Crowe
      Russell Crowe - Ed Hoffman
    • Mark Strong
      Mark Strong - Hani
    • Golshifteh Farahani
      Golshifteh Farahani - Aisha
    • Oscar Isaac
      Oscar Isaac - Bassam

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie CREDIT MISTAKE NO special extras

      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      I was not able to see the film in the theater. I had read the reviews. So, I was NOT sure what to expect. ONE THING I HAVE HATED ABOUT THE MARKETING OF THE FILM. CREDIT FOR ACTORS….I'm sorry but should NOT the Oscar winner get top billing over the Oscar nominee? Leo got top billing over Russell just because of "The Nudie Boat Movie"? This was a big mistake. The film is good. Not great. Russell did his usual good job with his role. Once again playing a character older & larger (he had to put on weight again like he did in "The Insider"). All Leo does is be angry, yell & curse. I did expect more with this 2 disc DVD package. Commentary from Ridley & a couple of writers. NO actor commentary. Russell should have been there, remember he & Ridley have now worked together 4 times. Just no real special extras on this except for the digital copy disc. Only good to input for a year after DVD release. Then, another credit problem. When you read the back the DVD they credit Ridley with "American Gangster" & "Black Hawk Down". How about "Blade Runner", a little Best Picture & Actor winner "Gladiator", "Alien" etc. No chapter list sheet inside. A good film I want to say again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A complex plot expansively photographed


      3 of 5 stars for the gritty drama movie Body of Lies. The lead role is played by Leonardo DiCaprio who does a great job playing a deep undercover CIA spy in the middle east. The plot is rather complex and I don't think I could summarize it easily. The focus is on middle east terrorism and a couple of groups making plans. The movie was expansively photographed with a rich selection of locations. Since the story jumps from country to country (Jordan, Turkey, USA, etc) they did a nice job of giving a look to each place. There are some action scenes which are good. Some brutal torture scenes and a fair amount of blood. The movie seemed long and its pace slow at times. All-in-all, I did enjoy it and do recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      The movie is 5/5 stars but the product is not.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've purchased this twice and both times it did not come with a digital copy. If you do happen to get the movie, and it has the digital copy, the code should be expired. DON'T WORRY! Save the code redemption sheet, the movie AND your receipt. Contact "Warners Brothers Digital Copy" and fill out a code request form. It takes 5 days for them to respond. They'll want pictures of "the movie, movie case (front and back), code redemption sheet and your receipt". Save all of these because its the only way you get a new code. Again, the movie is 5/5 stars but the ACTUAL product is only 2/5 because it is not shipped with the redemption codes.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing Extras


      I enjoyed the movie in the theatre, enjoyed reading the book. Listening to the commentary over the movie helped sort out the muddled plot in the last quarter of the movie. I was very disappointed in the extras. Sir Ridley Scott is one of the five best directors working today on anybody's list. That's nothing new. The interviews with him and the comments about him from the producer and others shed no light on BoL. The small segment on Morocco was boring; I fell asleep during it. Ignatius' stories were repeated during the voiceover commentary. The few extras were not worth the extra price.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film !!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Can two movie stars share the screen and yet not distract from one another's performance? They can when its gladiator excellence Russell Crow and good ol' Jack Lenardo Decaprio from titanic rolled into play with Ridley Scott. Don't hesitate to sit back dim the lights and press play as these two masterfully play out a suspenseful action drama that will keep you entertained!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Film

      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      Body Of Lies is one of the better movies of 2008. This movie has an excellent plot and plenty of action sequences. Leonardo DiCaprio does a great job acting in this movie. I thought this movie was very similar to SYRIANA which was also a great movie but Body of Lies might be even better. If you liked SYRIANA you will also like this amazing spy thriller.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated Action Film


      To be honest, I was expecting this movie to be pretty boring but it kept my interest throughout. Not a big DiCaprio or Crowe fan, but they both give remarkable performances. Ridley Scott is one of the best directors, every scene is perfect. The ending was a bit weak for my taste, but everyone has their own opinion.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      speechless....highly recommend


      This film is an excellent portrayal of what some people have to go through to protect ours and other peoples freedoms but also shows you how people in the goverment abuse the power they are given.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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