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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
George Clooney
Matt Damon
Jeffrey Wright
Mazhar Munir
Alexander Siddig
Christopher Plummer
Amanda Peet
Directors
Stephen Gaghan
Screenwriters
Stephen Gaghan
Running Time
128 minutes

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Syriana tackles BIG subjects — the Middle East, US and oil among others.


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Plot
US access to dwindling Middle East oil resources is a multi-billion-dollar problem that affects everyone: financial brokers (Damon), CIA officers (Clooney), corporate lawyers (Wright), and even poor Pakistani immigrants like Wasim Khan (Munir) who travel to Saudi Arabia seeking work, and find only the teachings of radical Islam…


Verdict
Gaghan’s second movie throws light on a shadowy subject that’s shaping the world we live in now. Demanding, even confusing at times, this is required viewing that requires your full attention.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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