Body of Lies: Been There, Saw That

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Come on Leo, Russell, and Ridley. Did you think you could just take a rote spy movie, throw in some solid performances, a couple dozen explosions, and lots of exotic locations and you'd win Oscars? Oh, you did? That's surprising. It seems like if you had all that talent working together you'd try to make the story kind of interesting, or at least unique. All of my friends who have seen Body of Lies (yes, they're all professional film critics) are telling me that it's kind of lame. Like, you just just mashed up the Bourne movies with a few Tom Clancy novels and shat out Body of Lies. Really, they are. Check it out:

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