"SYRIANA has a lot of big, important things to say about big, important things, and its says them with a sense of urgency."
4 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his fighting-mad film isn't just hot, its' incendiary. And no one gets off the hook. You see it with the exhilarating feeling that a movie can make a difference."
3 stars out of 4 -- "[D]ensely packed with detail and convincingly told."
"[A] movie that demands and rewards close attention....[O]ne of the best geopolitical thrillers in a very long time."New York Times
5 stars out of 5 -- "[D]elivered with breathtaking cinematic brilliance....[Clooney], all hang-dog stares and brow-beaten demeanour, gives the performance of his career."
"Outwardly, the picture projects an impression of fragmentation and instability to reflect the turmoil of the world it is investigating."
Sight and Sound
4 stars out of 5 -- "SYRIANA is brain-achingly complex yet still deeply, deeply human."
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a Hollywood thriller with a moral conscience, and one that might just inspire a pang of guilt next time you're at the petrol pump."