15 certificateBody of Lies is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Body of Lies is a 4 star programme

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Body of Lies (2008)

Directed by
Ridley Scott

Jordanian intelligence chief Hani (Mark Strong) demands only one thing when CIA field agent Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) wants backing in his search for terrorist Al-Saleem (Alon Abutbul): "Don't lie to me." The problem is, Ferris's brash handler Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) acts on his own, compromising a stakeout and destroying any trust Hani had in Ferris or the CIA. Back in the US, Hoffman and Ferris hatch a plan to flush out Al-Saleem by creating a fake terrorist organisation, but the plan also fools Hani, and when he eventually discovers the deception he cuts Ferris off... just when the out-of-his-depth agent needs him most.

Based on the book by Washington Post journalist David Ignatius, Ridley Scott's twisting spy thriller makes a solid addition to the genre, thanks in no small part to the blistering screenplay by Oscar-winning writer William Monahan (The Departed). The plot tears along, with DiCaprio in the thick of the action while Crowe meddles from the sidelines. And yet it is co-star Mark Strong who, on scene-stealing form, puts in the standout performance of the film. A powerful, punchy thriller that doesn't waste a moment of its running time.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 150 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Body of Lies next on TV?

It's next showing on itv4 December 25th, 10:00pm and on itv4 December 25th, 11:05pm. See more...

Cast

Image for Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio...Roger Ferris
Image for Russell CroweRussell Crowe...Ed Hoffman
Image for Mark StrongMark Strong...Hani
Golshifteh Farahani...Aisha
Image for Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac...Bassam
Ali Suliman...Omar Sadiki
Alon Aboutboul...Al-Saleem
Image for Vince ColosimoVince Colosimo...Skip
Simon McBurney...Garland
Mehdi Nebbou...Nizar
Michael Gaston...Holiday
Kais Nashif...Mustafa Karami
Jamil Khoury...Marwan
Lubna Azabal...Aisha's Sister Cala
Ghali Benlafkih...Aisha's Nephew Rowley