Everything is connected
Everything is connected
D: Stephen Gaghan
Warner Bros./Participant Media (Jennifer Fox, Michael Nozik & Georgia Kacandes)
US 2005
126 mins


W: Stephen Gaghan [based on the book "See No Evil" by Robert Baer]
DP: Robert Elswit
Ed: Stephen Mirrione
Mus: Alexandre Desplat

George Clooney (Bob Barnes), Matt Damon (Bryan Woodman), Jeffrey Wright (Bennett Holiday), Chris Cooper (Jimmy Pope), William Hurt (Stan Goff), Tim Blake Nelson (Daniel Dalton, Jr.), Amanda Peet (Julie Woodmam), Christopher Plummer (Dean Whiting)

An ambitious political thriller which attempts to tie many story strands together concerning corruption of the world's oil industry. Some of the segments work better than others, especially the one concerning George Clooney as a former CIA agent in the Middle East who becomes the fall guy following a botched assassination attempt. However, the scenes set on American soil don't have the same level of tension and feel smugly contrived as political agitprop.

George Clooney in Syriana
George Clooney in Syriana