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Body of Lies Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

...metaphor for post 9/11 life during wartime Read full review

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  • 3.0
    57

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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Most of this just seems, you know, so three years ago, so "Bourne" again.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    For all of Ferris's desperate struggles, and for all the director's efforts to emulate the remarkable verisimilitude he achieved in "Black Hawk Down," his new film remains abstract and unaffecting. It's a study in semisimilitude, more Google-Earthly than grounded in feelings.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A tautly paced, well-acted espionage thriller with the requisite explosions and action sequences. Still, it ends up leaving the viewer rather cold.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    It may not be as much fun as old spy movies starring Cary Grant or more recent entertainments such as "Spy Game," directed by Ridley's brother Tony, but it feels all too accurate.

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