Clooney outstanding in excellent Syriana

What magnificent work Clooney is doing these days, as the approaching Oscars testify: he’s now writing, directing and starring in award-nominated films, and all of them are excellent.

Syriana

Director: Steven Gaghan

Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Jeffrey Wright

Cert: 15

What magnificent work Clooney is doing these days, as the approaching Oscars testify: he’s now writing, directing and starring in award-nominated films, and all of them are excellent.

This drama set in the complex and highly political world of oil – where you just can’t trust even your closest friends and allies – shines a blinding light on the workings of American big business, and sweet it ‘aint.

It’s a twisted tale of dirty deeds and corruption – and you do have to keep your mind sharp throughout – that requires you to test the gray cells and ponder on its message.

And as the CIA agent, Clooney is just outstanding.

Star Rating: 5/5

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