Body of Lies

2008 R 2h 8m DVD

Body of Lies

2008 R 2h 8m DVD
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Newly stationed in Jordan, an idealistic CIA agent teams with a veteran operative and the head of Jordanian intelligence to infiltrate an underground terrorist network and locate a criminal mastermind in this thriller based on a David Ignatius novel.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Vince Colosimo, Oscar Isaac, Alon Aboutboul, Ali Suliman, Simon McBurney, Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Carice van Houten, Michael Gaston, Ben Youcef, Clara Khoury
Ridley Scott
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this gripping-though-inconsistent spy/terrorism thriller is quite violent -- almost tenaciously so. There's torture, gunfights, and explosions, as well as a fair number of close-ups of bloody injuries and corpses. People are sacrificed regardless of their loyalties, or even their actual involvement in terror activities. There's also some smoking and drinking and plenty of swearing (including "f--k"), though no real sexual content of note.

Sexual Content

Some mild flirting; one mention of a man needing to "bang" his wife.


Agents whip a naked man in a torture cellar. Lot of explosions, most of which claim lives. Guns are drawn and shot; they're also pointed at people's heads. A man throws an object at a wall. Lots of double-crossing, some beatings, and much coercion. A character is shown using his bare hands to pick at bullet shrapnel lodged in his arm.


Frequent use of everything from "s--t" and "p---y" to "f--k."

Social Behavior

The lead characters don't know who to trust -- even among those who work at the same company they do. They kill others, including innocents, all in the name of getting ahead. Roger Ferris shows warmth toward a kind doctor, which triggers an epiphany of sorts.


Hood ornaments for Mercedes Benz; logos for Hewlett-Packard and BBC World News; bottles of Coke are prominently displayed in a few scenes.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Lots of social smoking and drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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