Movie Review: SYRIANA
Jason Apuzzo, over at the Libertas blog, has been reporting for weeks that writer-director Stephen Gaghan’s movie Syriana, which opened widely this weekend, is a “left-leaning screed” that singles out the Bush administration for criticism. It’s not. Syriana, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Christopher Plummer, and a whole bunch of other recognizable faces (including Alexander Siddig, the dude who played Dr. Julian Bashir on Deep Space Nine), is a terrific, dramatic analysis and critique of some 80 years of failed U.S. policy in the
Syriana isn’t an easy movie to watch, and it doesn’t have a plot thread that’s easy to follow. Rather, like Gaghan’s Traffic of a few years ago, the film unwinds many different threads. But it’s well worth your effort.