Syriana (2006) George Clooney won an Oscar for his portrayal of an idealistic CIA agent in director Stephen Gaghan's twisty thriller about oil-industry corruption. EXTRAS Interviews with…
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Syriana (2006)

Image credit: Syriana: Sidney Baldwin

Details Release Date: Jun 20, 2006; DVD Release Date: Jun 20, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: George Clooney and Matt Damon; Distributor: Warner Bros.

George Clooney won an Oscar for his portrayal of an idealistic CIA agent in director Stephen Gaghan's twisty thriller about oil-industry corruption. EXTRAS Interviews with Gaghan and the cast about Syriana's potential to motivate change offer some meaty sound bites: Says Clooney of devout Muslims' piety, ''Anyone that thinks you can bomb that ideal out of them...needs to travel more.'' But a mere three deleted scenes (resurrecting an entirely cut character) and the superfluous second interview, ''A Conversation With George Clooney,'' leave us longing for a special edition.

Originally posted Jun 16, 2006 Published in issue #883 Jun 23, 2006 Order article reprints