Just saw Syriana today. It is the latest George Clooney / Matt Damon film. I loved it.
The acting was wonderful, the script was excellent and the good guys came in shades of gray.
The movie is about the oil business and the corruption / real politics associated with it.
Favourite quotes from the movie:
The Americian CIA approach to people threatening expensive oil
Bob Barnes: I want you to take him from his hotel, drug him, put him in the front of a car, and run a truck into it at 50 mph.
On the western view of the arab world
Bryan Woodman: You want to know what the business world thinks of you? We think a hundred years ago you were living out here in tents in the desert chopping each others heads off, and that’s exactly where you’re gonna be in another hundred. So yes, on behalf of my firm, I accept your money.
On contracts with those same oil rich arabs
Bryan Woodman: Do you understand what that means, it’s like someone put a giant ATM on our front lawn.