This film should be seen just for the exposure to satellite technology that you are given.
The world of Middle Eastern intrigue that Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe take the audience into is both fascinating and repulsive. Brilliant minds are totally devoted to destroying each other and the audience is forced to watch, due to the superior acting and the clever script.
No one in the theatre is going to say they knew what would happen next in this story.
Amid violence and death, a quiet love story takes place. I hope at least some of the audience
realizes what the final scene in the romance means. I must salute the love interest, Golshiften Farahani as Aisha - a woman that anyman would be drawn to admire.
Mark Strong is powerful of Hani, the head of Jordanian security. A low keyed guy, who is always thinking and always serious about his profession.
DiCaprio and Crowe are two of the greatest actors in the world. The writers, William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius ( book ) and director, Ridley Scott, deserve praise when a spy story is comprehensible, as this one is.
THIS IS NOT A FEEL GOOD FILM, BUT IT IS A GOOD FILM ON A BRUTAL TOPIC.