In “Body of Lies” we are drawn into the world of espionage and covert operations. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Roger Ferris, a CIA agent on the trail of terrorist big fish who is the head of a very big terrorist network. Russell Crowe stars as Ed Hoffman, the boss of Dicaprio or the operations director.
This movie takes us into the real world of Intelligence Agencies. It gives a vivid account of how covert operations are run. It is a totally different world. In the world of espionage and covert operations the end is more important than the means most of the time. The outwitting of members of the same intelligence agency or cooperating and friendly intelligence agencies with the same goal in mind may be justified if it has the potential of achieving the desired outcome. This is played out in the movie.
DiCarpio and Crowe have different views as to how the operation should be run. This leads to disputes between them. The man on the ground Dicaprio seems to be outwitted and kept in the dark as to the strings that his boss Russell Crowe is pulling which may impact significantly on the operation. This film is certainly one of the finest to come out this autumn. It live up to it name “Body of Lies” because it is full of lies, deception and trickery. These are the “values” on which this film is based. It is adapting the “bad guy’s” strategy to fight him and beat him at his own game.
It is full of action, suspense and horror. If some movies do not have nice ending, then certainly not “Body of Lies” it has a nice ending. Its ending is actually a nice way to end a nice and interesting movie full of suspense, espionage and action.
With respect to the acting, there is no need to stress on this point because with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio starring in the movie, the acting will be awesome. It is impossible for them to underperform. It is surely not going to happen.