Based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius? 2007 novel, Body of Lies tells the story of a CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan but he must first win the backing of his CIA superior, veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe). Throughout the movie Ferris will question how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation ? and his life ? on the line. It is a non-stop action movie with suspense, adventure and mystery. The movie establishes the different points of view the CIA has of terrorism, an actual problem the world has nowadays, and how they deal with it. Ridley Scott with his unique way of directing gives a quick rhythm to the movie making it enjoyable and hanging the viewer to the edge of his seat. The cast is very good. Leonardo DiCaprio gives a very convincing performance as a CIA agent that sacrifices everything just to do his job. Russell Crowe in the role of a sarcastic CIA bureaucrat is really good and very good supporting roles from all the secondary actors, they give the movie and the leading actors a really good support. In conclusion, it is a good movie with an interesting story.