Review: A political thriller about the state of the oil fields of the Persian Gulf and those who are personally involved and affected by it.
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Actors: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak, Amr Waked, Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, Robert Foxworth, Nicky Henson, Steven Hinkle, Daisy Torme, Peter Gerety and Richard Lintern
Year: 2005
Genre: Drama and Thriller
Conclusion: 3/5
This film is famous for just being so complicated in every way. This is a compelling and richly detailed picture. The cinematography is very well executed. Both Matt Damon and George Clooney acted very skilfully. George Clooney had to gain so much weight for his role that he ended up suffering from a spinal injury doing a stunt. He was out of action for a month and eventually had to have surgery. Harrison Ford was chosen to play Bob Barnes but turned the role down which he now regrets. In the book “Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics” it talks about this film and quotes that it “explores the interconnectedness of people, economies, actions, and consequences up and down a sociological scale”. At the Academy Awards in 2006 this won one Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (George Clooney). At the Golden Globe Awards in 2006 this film won one award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (George Clooney).


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