Lisa Schwarzbaum
January 31, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Situation

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
106 minutes
Limited Release Date
02/02/07
performer
Damian Lewis, Connie Nielsen, Mido Hamada
director
Philip Haas
distributor
Shadow Distribution
author
Wendell Steavenson
genre
Drama, Romance

We gave it a C+

The situation in Iraq is a mess. And this Situation, directed by Philip Haas (Angels & Insects), attempts to explain it from all sides, in an overstuffed, unengaging drama that makes time for a love triangle in which Anna (Connie Nielsen), an American journalist, shakes her blond hair out of her on-the-job head scarf after hours with a CIA man (Damian Lewis) and an Iraqi photographer (Mido Hamada). The script, by journalist Wendell Steavenson, shows the writer’s training: Characters ”report” their political positions while Anna looks on, powerless.

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST