Body of Lies
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.
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- Ridley Scott
- This movie is
RStrong violence including some torture, and for language throughout
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access;
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby True HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; audio commentary; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes featurette; additional scenes with introduction and director commentary.
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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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it