Rendition 2008

Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, with Alan Arkin and Meryl Streep head an all-star ensemble cast in "Rendition", a compelling thriller from Academy Award-winning director Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi"). Witherspoon plays Isabella El-Ibrahimi, the …

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, with Alan Arkin and Meryl Streep head an all-star ensemble cast in "Rendition", a compelling thriller from Academy Award-winning director Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi"). Witherspoon plays Isabella El-Ibrahimi, the American wife of Egyptian-born chemical engineer Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) who disappears on a flight from South Africa to Washington. Isabella desperately tries to track her husband down, while a CIA analyst (Gyllenhaal) at a secret detention facility outside the U.S. is forced to question his assignment as he becomes party to the man's unorthodox interrogation.

MA15+
Strong torture themes and violence

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122mins

Member Reviews

  • This is how the CIA influences the world? No wonder it is heading for Armageddon. The movie reminds us of the American influence on terrorism. It kept me on the edge of my seat.

  • I ordered this movie. I was told it was coming. Now I am told I returned it. Seems that me actually watching it somewhere in that sequence was missed. Hence the low rating.

  • This film was deeply disturbing because it delved into the " not spoken about" dark side of the American war on terrorism. Doubtless there were inaccuracies and the plot was a little thin at times but maybe this part reflected the truth of some of those in captivity. Worth a look.

  • Very interesting film.

  • Great movie to make us think.

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