Wednesday, July 05, 2006
If, like me, you assume that our government is up to no good all over the world - hasn't that been obvious ever since Missing (1982) - then you will be predisposed to enjoy Syriana. After all, it is through the movies that we have learned the truth about the CIA-Mafia-Masonic-Nazi shadow government of last 30 years.
But the real accomplishment of Syriana is that it manages to hold your interest while being far too complicated to understand. And George Clooney has gotten better and better ever since he started holding his head still.
It's better than another evening of watching America's Got Talent and weeping.