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  • 2007
  • US/South Africa
  • 122 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Written by: Kelley Sane
  • Cast: Omar Metwally, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, with Alan Arkin, and Meryl Streep
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An expansive but small-minded exploration of the phenomenon of 'extraordinary rendition' - the CIA's practice of transporting prisoners to countries with dubious human rights laws to be detained without trial and tortured. Burdened with good intentions, Hood's first Hollywood film has too many extraneous stories and not enough focus on real political context to reveal anything meaningful about its subject.

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18 Oct 20072 stars

THRILLER (15) 122min In a project which feels like it was hastily conceived at an Academy Awards afterparty, Oscar-winner Gavin Tsotsi Hood marshals a cast of worthy talent in the shape of Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep for an…

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