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Pretty anti government, do you think the US plays this dirty of pool?
 

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Who doesnt. To be honest, our government is so inefficient and cluster f*cked, there are probably aspects of it that operate like in the movie, but the greater whole isn't aware of it.

Or in other words:

I don't think its "policy". Maybe just some bad apples...
 

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Who doesnt. To be honest, our government is so inefficient and cluster f*cked, there are probably aspects of it that operate like in the movie, but the greater whole isn't aware of it.

Or in other words:

I don't think its "policy". Maybe just some bad apples...


Ever seen "The Cube"? I think that sums up many of the impressions I have abouit bureaucracy
 

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Originally Posted by skalogre
Ever seen "The Cube"? I think that sums up many of the impressions I have abouit bureaucracy


Indeed!
 

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It's based on a book by a former CIA operative, IIRC.

Brilliant film. The sense of scope and sinisterity is perfectly conveyed. My only complaint would be that even in a film of thumbnail scenes, Bennet's father character seems a bit sketchy.

Lots of nice clothes to boot.
 

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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
It's based on a book by a former CIA operative, IIRC.

Brilliant film. The sense of scope and sinisterity is perfectly conveyed. My only complaint would be that even in a film of thumbnail scenes, Bennet's father character seems a bit sketchy.

Lots of nice clothes to boot.



--- I did notice this also, some excellent clothing by not only the US but our oil prince's looked dashing as well. It is a very gripping film, but a bit too 'QT' on the 'comeback' of Clooney's character at the end.

Nicely understated:

http://www.cinemareview.com/images/99/45/459950c3.jpg
 

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It's all true except for neglecting to show the black helicopter that fired the missile.
 

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I thought it was brilliant .. loved this film, and can't wait to see it again.
 

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I thought it was a good film, but I wasn't happy with the ending at all.

I felt it ended a little bit to badly. I hate to say it, but this is the first time I wanted a somewhat Hollywood ending, I felt it left me to empty afterwards (probably the whole point). Especially, since this was done by the guy who wrote Traffic, it could have been finished off a little bit more elegantly while still maintaining its true point.

I'm sure I will be the minority here
 

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Originally Posted by Jodum5
I thought it was a good film, but I wasn't happy with the ending at all.

I felt it ended a little bit to badly. I hate to say it, but this is the first time I wanted a somewhat Hollywood ending, I felt it left me to empty afterwards (probably the whole point). Especially, since this was done by the guy who wrote Traffic, it could have been finished off a little bit more elegantly while still maintaining its true point.

I'm sure I will be the minority here


I don't think it was written to be a feel-good movie. I really like Clooney's movies lately. He's sort of turned into a Robert Redford, with a political message to say.
 

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Finally saw it last night, liked it a lot. Had to pause a couple of times and take measure, compare notes to see if I was following everything correctly.

Clooney ending up out in the desert--probably needed a little more clarification. That was about it though.
 

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I did feel as though there was alot to follow thoughout the movie; but didn't think it was overwhelming.
 

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Best line of the movie:

They all wear these immaculate white sheets that sort of say, "It's really hot and I don't have to work."
 

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Originally Posted by GQgeek
Best line of the movie:

They all wear these immaculate white sheets that sort of say, "It's really hot and I don't have to work."

I liked "I think we've got something that utilizes your specific skillset."
 

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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
I liked "I think we've got something that utilizes your specific skillset."


--- That's what I always say before I send my assassin on his mission.
 

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