Very cerebral film so if you can't manage multiple story lines simultaneously, or follow along patiently then you're in over your head. It's a slow moving drama but at its best. I love how the film's theme - big oil - is spotlighted from several points of view. You've got CIA operatives, greedy/conniving oil execs, wealthy Arab royals, impoverished oilfield workers and young kids turned terrorists...pretty gripping stuff. Clooney is brilliant, Matt Damon is solid, and I've always felt that Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) was one of the most underrated actors of our time...his role in this film confirms it.