Body of Lies
Roger Ferris is a CIA field agent who works in the Middle-East, trying to catch up with a terrorist who’s set on planning attacks all over Europe and the United States. His every move is watched by his colleague Ed Hoffman who over a realtime satellite connection watches his every move while taking the strategic decisions. However, as Roger gets closer to the terrorist and gets help from local intelligence agencies, it becomes clear that things aren’t as straight forward he expected them to be…
Sound and Vision:
The image contains a lot of detail and compression errors are totally absent. The heat of the desert scenes is nicely transferred onto the screen and the differences between the Middle-East and the “Western World” also are nicely shown by small differences in color palette. Nothing to complain about the image quality!
The sound comes with a TrueHD soundtrack that nicely does its job by using the surround channels for music and effects while dialogues are detailed and well-positioned. The subwoofer also gets a piece in certain scenes. Overall a decent track that does its job nicely but isn’t anything special.
– Deconstructing Body of Lies
– Audio Commentary
– Interactive Debriefing
– Additional Scenes
Body of Lies is one of many movies that got released recently regarding the situation in the Middle-East, terrorist attacks and overall tries to give some criticism on the “War on Terror” that was instigated by George W. Bush. As such the attempt by Ridley Scott is a bit boring and lacks some originality. The storyline with the obligatory Hollywood romance of Ferris for a local girl is hard to believe and the pace of the film constantly changes making me wonder whether Scott wanted to show a love story or an action movie. Also the camera work resembles a lot the work of Tony Scott in Enemy of the State and overall we can say that although the movie isn’t completely bad, it doesn’t stand out of the crowd either.
The only thing that’s funny to see is actually an overweight Russell Crowe who plays the typical cynical CIA agent who thinks he’s ruling the world.
The Blu-ray release is decent with good image and sound quality but the extras are a bit thin. On the other hand I wonder how many people would be interested in the extra’s of this film.