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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, William Hurt, Mazhar Munir, Tim Blake Nelson, Amanda Peet, Christopher Plummer & Alexander Siddig

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include a nine-minute interview with George Clooney, an 11-minute "Make A Change, Make A Difference" featurette, three deleted scenes, the theatrical trailer, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 80772
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For violence and language
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 128
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/20/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Gaghan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
From the Middle East to the United States of America, and everywhere in between, oil is a valuable commodity that is heavily relied on by all members of society. The oil business is a ruthless one, and no one understands this more than CIA agent Bob Barnes (Clooney). Greed, corruption, he's been a part of it all, but one thing he never planned on was becoming a scapegoat

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture exhibits clean and solid imagery, with little smearing to distract. There is no obtrusive edge enhancement and only occasional minor pixel breakup noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

Dialogue still sounds slightly forward and slightly off in regards to spatial integration, but the naturalness of voices is impressive. Dynamic range is also impressive, with low level effects and intricacies in subject