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Syriana

Released

Dec 08, 2005

Latest Home Video

Jun 19, 2006

MPAA Rating

R

Cast

George Clooney
Matt Damon
Jeffrey Wright
Alexander Siddig

Studio

2005 Warner Home Video

Still shot from the movie: Syriana.

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Synopsis

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, and Alexander Siddig star as intertwining characters in this movie, which tries to untangle the political and economical motivations behind the complex world of the oil industry.

Content Details

Why Is Syriana Rated R?

Syriana is rated R for violence and language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Syriana...

Violence is sparse in this R-rated film, but what is included is intense. The most disturbing scene has a man tortured by having his fingernails pulled off (we see a quick glimpse and the bloody results). A small boy is accidentally electrocuted in a swimming pool, and a couple of other scenes show people being killed by explosions—including one initiated by a suicide bomber. Close to two-dozen sexual expletives are heard, half of these from one angry man, and a couple of others from a husband angry with his wife. Other incidental content includes some smoking and social drinking, and a man asking another if he has tried MDMA (Ecstasy). No sexual content was seen.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Syriana.

Political issues are part of the plot in other movies like Thirteen Days, Good Night and Good Luck (also starring George Clooney), and The Manchurian Candidate.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A Violence, Coarse Language
AB 14A Violence.
MB 14A Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Violence.
QC 13+
NB
NS
NL
PE
14A Coarse Language.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Syriana...

Explore the secret world of Syriana with the following bonus extras included with the DVD release: Make a Change, Make a Difference (featurette), A Conversation with George Clooney (interview), deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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