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Body of Lies (Single-Disc Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray] (2008)

Leonardo DiCaprio , Russell Crowe , Ridley Scott  |  R |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac
  • Directors: Ridley Scott
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Special Edition, Widescreen
  • Language: Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001C4CI8A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,643 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Body of Lies (Single-Disc Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Actionable Intelligence: Deconstructing Body of Lies: Key sequences are explored in depth via on-set footage and cast/crew interviews and exclusive features via BD-Live (in high definition)

Commentary by director Ridley Scott, screenwriter William Monahan, and original novel author David Ingatius

Interactive Debriefing: The movie's two lead stars and director comment on selected themes and issues raised in the movie (in high definition)

Additional scenes with introduction and optional director commentary (in high definition


Editorial Reviews

The CIAs hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agencys man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky a satellite link watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIAs Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival. Leonardo DiCaprio (as Ferris) and Russell Crowe (as Hoffman) star in Body of Lies, adapted by William Monahan (The Departed) from the David Ignatius novel. Ridley Scott (American Gangster, Black Hawk Down) directs this impactful tale, orchestrating exciting action sequences and plunging viewers into a bold spy thriller for our time.

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92 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Body Of Artistic Movie Making February 18, 2009
Format:DVD
I have been awaiting the release of this dramatic action thriller directed by Ridley Scott and Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crow for a long time and I was not disappointed.

DiCaprio plays a C.I.A. agent in the middle east who is trying to collect intelligence and is running into twists and turns around every corner. DiCaprio's performance is outstanding. You completely forget who he is and become immersed as him as a C.I.A. agent who is undercover. This is quite an acting job considering that he is the furthest thing from that. He has the grizzled appearance of someone undercover and his scenes are so strong and commanding that he doesn't have that baby boy aspect to him that I've seen in other of his pictures. His was an Oscar worthy performance.

There is the eye in the sky tracking DiCaprio by camera from above as he goes about his seemingly rouge missions for the C.I.A. Russell Crowe plays the older C.I.A. family man who is in contact with Ferris (DiCaprio) as he walks the minefield that is intelligence gathering in the middle east. Crowe is absorbed in his daily life in America and seemingly is oblivious to the hardships and deadly consequences that Ferris is facing. This is an understated role for Crowe who also very good performance. He does not look at all like that same man who played The Gladiator. And I think this is the most relaxed character I've seen him play yet.

This film was expertly directed by Ridley Scott to the point that at times I felt as if I were there. You can almost feel the sand in your lungs and the stink of death and open air markets as you feast your eyes on this gem.

Although I'm not typically an action movie man this one reeled me in because you really didn't know what was next around the corner.
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ridley Scott Does It Again... October 11, 2008
You really have to admire Ridley Scott's moxie.

Even though the 70-year-old director has long established himself as one of Hollywood's best and most durable directors; having helmed some of the most entertaining films of all time, in virtually every genre (including sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner); and having been nominated no less than three times for the Best Director Oscar (Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down), to decide to take on theme that has produced exactly zero blockbusters thus far - the Middle East and terrorism - takes an incredible amount of chutzpah.

But it does help if you have the help of two of the biggest actors in Hollywood at the moment, those being Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe (who has worked with Scott on two previous films, Gladiator and A Good Year). It's ironic to think that the last time these two actors shared the screen was back in 1995, with the clichéd-but-entertaining oater The Quick and the Dead. Of course, at the time, Crowe was a complete unknown and DiCaprio was a 21-year-old newcomer with only a couple of notable titles under his belt. But oh, how that's all changed now.

It's not easy to describe the plot of Body of Lies without giving too much away. DiCaprio plays CIA operative Roger Ferris, who is trying to flush out a terrorist leader named Al-Saleem in Jordan. He gets his orders from Ed Hoffman (Crowe), a man for whom results are the only satisfactory outcome, delivered with a fair amount of arrogance and a cocky Southern drawl. Ed plays the situation like a kid playing a video game, and has the resources to change the rules anytime he feels like it, dispensing his orders from his office, from his backyard, from his daughter's soccer game, for Pete's sake!
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, Provocative DiCaprio/Crowe/Scott Thriller December 16, 2008
Format:DVD
"Body of Lies" is a taut, riveting thriller that weaves a tale of terrorism, espionage, and betrayal amid the current landscape of violence and retribution in the Middle East. The film is based on the novel by David Ignatius.

Leonardo DiCaprio continues to prove that he's got the acting chops and is believable in action films. Here he plays Roger Ferris, a CIA operative working to track down a bin Ladenesque terrorist named Al-Saleem. Al-Saleem's trail leads Ferris to Jordan, where he must balance working with and between his CIA handler (played with relish by an overweight, aged Russell Crowe) and the head of Jordanian intelligence (brilliantly played by Mark Strong), who are working at crosspurposes with each other. Ferris further complicates his mission by falling for an Iranian nurse (played by Golshifteh Farahani).

The movie uses wild technology, lies and counterlies, torture, and Ferris' growing disdain with the intelligence community. Some of the movie seems quite fanciful, and maybe it is, but except for a couple of places, it holds up as a brutually honest thriller.

"Body of Lies" isn't perfect, but it doesn't have to be. It's fiction. Some may find it unbelievable, but it's a movie, and that means it doesn't have to get everything right. It just has to entertain, and it certainly does.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced, Action Packed Movie March 6, 2009
Format:DVD
Ridley Scott delivers again in a long line of excellent films. Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray], Alien (The Director's Cut), Thelma & Louise (Special Edition), and Black Hawk Down to name some of the more influential films he has directed.

The common theme, repeated again in Body of Lies, people's struggle to do the right thing, to fight for good. Scott also has a particular film style that he uses to great advantage in this film. This story in other hands would not be nearly as powerful. The pacing in Body of Lies is very similar to Blade Runner.

This is essentially a series of three short stories, or a play in three acts. Each act starts out calmly, building to a huge climax, and then there is the resolution. The common thread through each act is Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. It would appear at first that this is going to be a very complicated film, mideastern conflict films or news articles are usually incredibly complex and mind numbing. However, Scott has managed to use the appropriate names and complicated cultures, but keeps the film focused on the critical story line - Roger Ferris (DiCaprio). In fact, the film is very simple and easy to follow.

In the first two acts, DiCaprio was believeable with his beard, dirty clothes, and speaking arabic languages. His character was a bit less believeable in the third act and as he started the relationship with Aisha.
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5.0 out of 5 stars spy action - thriller with just a little romance
Great casting and we'll done. Really good story if you like spy movies.
Published 5 hours ago by smokenu73
4.0 out of 5 stars The film keeps moving and keeps you interested even when ...
The film keeps moving and keeps you interested even when it's deliberately confusing. Leo is compelling as usual. Crowe seems a bit miscast here but holds his own nonetheless. Read more
Published 1 day ago by james carlson
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of my favorite films. I would recommend buying this to...
Truly exhilarating, this is a action packed film. This is one of my favorite films. I would recommend buying this to anyone who wants to see this film.
Published 5 days ago by Chris Franklin
3.0 out of 5 stars had poor playback quality at first so i had to watch ...
had poor playback quality at first so i had to watch this in two parts. was hard to get into but picked up once i did
Published 5 days ago by purplekid
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great movie!
Published 13 days ago by Jim Colson
5.0 out of 5 stars Body of Lies is superb!!!
One of my favorite movies!!!
Published 24 days ago by I want to Read for fun
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting and action filled movie highly recommend it
awesome and scary!
Published 1 month ago by Holly Schneck
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best movies I watched in a long time.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars ok
nice movie
Published 1 month ago by angel m reyes ayala
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie !! Shows how things actually happen!
Published 1 month ago by Richard Sarraille
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