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MPAA Rating: R
Theater Release: 11/23/2005
Video Release: 6/20/2006
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Big Message in Cramped Compartment - By Jeffrey Chen
Syriana could well be called Traffic 2, or perhaps Traffic Deluxe. It's more ambitious than Traffic although about 20 minutes shorter, thus making the movie feel packed to the gills in terms of material/narrative to cover. No less than four major storylines,... MORE >>

Uncle Sam Makes a Grab for Texas Tea - By John P. McCarthy
If you're of the opinion that President Bush The Younger led the country to war in Iraq mainly to secure access to oil, the way the strands come together in writer-director Stephen Gaghan's timely, globetrotting political thriller Syriana won't be very surprising. If... MORE >>

Overly Ambitious and Too Complicated - By Betty Jo Tucker
The road to making an incomprehensible movie is paved with good intentions. Take Syriana, for example. Writer/director Stephen Gaghan, who also wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Traffic, obviously wanted to show how financial greed by big oil companies corrupts U.S.... MORE >>

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