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Syriana (2005) - Movie Details

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Drama Suspense
123 min.
Release Date
November 23, 2005 (Limited)
December 9, 2005
DVD Release Date
June 20, 2006
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123 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence and language

From writer/director Stephen Gaghan, winner of the Best Screenplay Academy Award for "Traffic," comes "Syriana," a political thriller that unfolds against the intrigue of the global oil industry. From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf, the film's multiple storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power. As a career CIA operative (George Clooney) begins... Full synopsis »

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Stephen Gaghan, in only his second directorial outing, has created an Oscar-potential film, if only due to the subject matter. The writer of "Traffic," the Oscar winner that was nominated for Best Picture back in 2000, Gaghan shows he has a knack for writing edgy material - but pales in comparison to Steven Soderbergh when it comes to creating the perfect film. Full movie review »
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