• Director: Stephen Gaghan
  • Writer: Stephen Gaghan,Robert Baer
  • Countries of origin: United States, United Arab Emirates
  • Language: English, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, French, Mandarin
  • Release date: December 9, 2005
  • Runtime: 2h 8min
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: See No Evil
  • "Syriana" is a political thriller directed by Stephen Gaghan and starring George Clooney , Matt Damon , Jeffrey Wright and Christopher Plummer . It was released in the United States on December 9, 2005.
    The film is adapted from Robert Bell’s memoir "Don’t Look at Evil: The True Story from the CIA Anti-Terrorism Veteran", telling the story of five people with disparity in identity, namely, secret agents, lawyers, energy analysts, Arab princes, and Palestinian immigrant teenagers surrounding the Gulf countries. The chain reaction of changes in natural gas extraction rights has created a global turmoil   .


    • Release date December 9, 2005
    • Filming locations Casablanca, Morocco
    • Production companies Warner Bros., Participant, 4M

    Box office


    $50,000,000 (estimated)

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Arnulfo 2022-03-24 09:01:40

      Syrna's Chess Game

      Oil well workers, CIA agents, Middle Eastern princes, American dignitaries and oil giants, Chinese state-owned enterprises, economic analysts, a series of seemingly unrelated roles are linked together by an oil well bidding event. This is a game of chess. The players are undoubtedly Chinese state-owned enterprises, American dignitaries and oil giants (the two are actually closely related, and they can be regarded as one operator and one trailer), as well as the princes of the Middle East....

    • By Demarco 2022-03-23 09:01:45

      how to rule the world

      Southpark had an episode about hybridcar, in which he made fun of George Clooney, saying he felt too good about himself. I'm sure everyone who's seen a nespresso ad will agree with that. But this time, Mr. Clooney may feel too good about himself, so he dared to shoot something like syriana that contradicts the main theme, and it is no wonder that the film did not sell well.

      Matte Damon will not say. Every action movie actor seems to be relentlessly trying to erase the 'action star'...

    • By Joanny 2022-03-22 09:01:38

      I haven't read it yet, but I understand

      Recently, I was reading "Zuo Ju", a book about futures. In addition, the situation between China and Japan has become increasingly tense. I chose this movie at night. Several clues came together. I have not waited for the four lines to overlap. Because I know what will happen next.

      Maybe many friends with high scores are more interested in this type of subject and feel that it is unusual. But recently, I have been tired of this genre, and I want to see simple themes. Both business and...

    • By Bernita 2022-03-22 09:01:38

      Robert Baer & Syriana

      I've seen Syriaa for a long time.

      It's a very coincidental opportunity to see some related behind-the-scenes stories. Here, share it.

      There are two playwrights: Robert Baer and Stephen Gaghan.

      Stephen Gaghan is a professional screenwriter, and Robert Baer is a former CIA front-line agent.

      Robert Baer has worked in the CIA for 20 years, mostly in Islamic countries. It can be said that the root causes of conflicts and terrorists in the Middle East can be...

    • By Victoria 2022-03-22 09:01:38

      Don't take the movie for real!

      I have seen several popular reviews of this film, and some words are unpleasant! Movies make up stories, but some people take the stories as real, and draw a lot of "reasons" and "perceptions" from them, which is really annoying and laughable. The United States is no better than the mainland. If you shoot those fake films that are popular and special, not only will no one watch them, but they will also have bad reviews. Therefore, some second-rate directors in the United States always like to...

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    • By Lamont 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      It might be a good movie, but I still don't get...

    • By Elisha 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      Too politicized for my liking, and the thread is messy, didn't read...

    • By Sophia 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      The problems of the United States & the Middle East have been chewed up to the limit, but this piece of shit has made such a masterpiece in which interest groups tore each other and kill without blood. The huge amount of information and the suppressed editing make this film stand out among similar themes. The mainstream of the world is still the third...

    • By Charley 2022-04-24 07:01:05


    • By Ulises 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      The United States cannot compete with China in its oil and natural gas resources in a country in the Middle East, so it supported the little prince and assassinated the eldest prince, while the eldest prince received an Oxford education and wanted to change the country, liberate women, become a democratic country, and cooperate with China. After the Grand Prince's convoy was bombed by missiles, the terrorists also happened to commit suicide bombing attacks on the American oil port where the...

    Movie plot

    Nasir is a young prince from the Gulf countries. This heir to the throne who is determined to reform has broken the previous business practices and transferred the natural gas extraction rights to a Chinese company with higher bids. Texas, which previously enjoyed this privilege Connex, the energy giant, was forced to terminate the cooperation. The sudden change in the situation put Connex and the US in the local business in a dilemma,...
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    Filming Highlights

    The original author Robert Bell played a CIA official in the film.
    Michelle Monaghan originally had a scene in the film, but due to the audience's reaction that the film was too long during the trial screening, her plot was cut.
    Gritai Skaqi played Bob Barnes's wife in the film, but the role was later cut.
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    Evaluation action

    Clooney showed off his acting skills in "Sirena", relying entirely on his facial features and body movements to interpret the character's inner activities. The "cream niche" and "female killer" in the previous romance drama were completely gone and replaced. Is the image of a professional agent (Sina Entertainment Review)   .
    "Sirna" does not follow Stephen Gahan's signature multi-tone image style, but it is also multi-threaded with...
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    Movie quotes

    • Prince Nasir Al-Subaai: What are they thinking, my brother and these American lawyers?

      Bryan Woodman: What are they thinking? They're thinking that it's running out. It's running out... and ninety percent of what's left is in the Middle East. This is a fight to the death.

    • Danny Dalton: Some trust fund prosecutor, got off-message at Yale thinks he's gonna run this up the flagpole? Make a name for himself? Maybe get elected some two-bit congressman from nowhere, with the result that Russia or China can suddenly start having, at our expense, all the advantages we enjoy here? No, I tell you. No, sir! Corruption charges! Corruption? Corruption is government intrusion into market efficiencies in the form of regulations. That's Milton Friedman. He got a goddamn Nobel Prize. We have laws against it precisely so we can get away with it. Corruption is our protection. Corruption keeps us safe and warm. Corruption is why you and I are prancing around in here instead of fighting over scraps of meat out in the streets. Corruption is why we win.

    • Bob Barnes: If anything happens to me or my family, an accident, an accusation, anything, then first your son will disappear, his body will never be found. Then your wife. Her body will never be found either. This is guaranteed. Then, whatever is the most dangerous thing you do in your life, it might be flying in a small plane, it might be walking to the bank, you will be killed. Do you understand what I'm saying? I want you to acknowledge that you do understand so that we're clear and there won't be any mistakes.

      Dean Whiting: Beirut rules, Mr. Barnes?