I went to see this movie because I'd heard that George Clooney was a possible nomination for Best Actor in his role as a CIA operative in the Middle East who spoke Farsi and Arabic. I think Clooney is one of the great actors of our time, but unfortunately is overlooked because he's handsome. And for those of us who are punished for our good looks...well, that's just not fair.
This geopolitical mystery tackles the oil industry, the Middle East, and even throws in a hunting trip to Texas. It jumps from one country to the next quicker than a rain.
Another thing: who said two middle-aged ladies out on the town this fine late Saturday afternoon could sit right next to me and whisper throughout the movie? I started to give them a big "hush up" but I was scared of them. I think we all know the rule: nobody sits by Larry H. These two obviously did not get the memo and at one point the blond (bleached) even touched me; I'm sure it was an accident but puh-leeze.
Ok, back to the movie: it was complicated and requires much focus to keep up with a very complicated plot and many characters, but I recommend you wait for the DVD. Rock 'n Roll.