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Rendition 2007

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Gavin Hood, whose "Tsotsi" became the first film from the former Apartheid state to win an Academy Award, will make his Hollywood debut directing first-time screenwriter Kelley Sane's multi-layered story centering on a CIA analyst based in Cairo who finds his world spinning out of control after he witnesses the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police. Witherspoon has been tapped to play Isabella El-Ibrahim, the pregnant American wife of an Egyptian-born chemical engineer whose family emigrated to the States in the mid 1980s, who is shipped off to a third world country for interrogation after he is deemed a political prisoner in our post-9/11 world.

Release Date:October 19th, 2007
Running Time:120 minutes
Directed By:
No image existsGavin Hood
Written By:
No image existsKelley Sane
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
Alan ArkinAlan Arkin
No image existsRobert Clotworthy
No image existsCoco d'Este
No image existsBob Gunton
No image existsLulu
Peter SarsgaardPeter Sarsgaard
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
No image existsSteve Tom
No image existsWade Harlan
No image existsMuna Otaru
No image existsLu Johnson
No image existsRosie Malek-Yonan
No image existsAramis Knight
No image existsYigal Naor
No image existsOmar Metwally
No image existsChristian Martin
No image existsSkylar T. Adams
No image existsRichard Dorton
No image existsDavid Fabrizio
No image existsChristian Martin
No image existsBunnie Rivera
No image existsTim Thomas
No image existsJoe Schneider

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Rendition Movie Review by Jeremy (6/28/2010)

Spoiler Alert,

Okay, this goes out to anyone who may want information from me in the future. Tie me to a chair, put a stick of Spree just out of my reach, and make me watch this movie. "What if someone you loved just disappeared?" Does this line only apply to this movie, or does it apply to anybody, say the victims of...

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Rendition Movie Review by Chris (1/24/2009)

'Rendition' is a very tough film to understand for about the first 20 minutes or so, our introduction to characters is very quick and the plot is utterly confusing. I admit that I kinda lost interest in the film about a half hour in, then we found out who these peolple are and their roles in the movie. The movie mainly...

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Rendition Movie Review by Movie Addict (9/14/2008)

It is impossible to comment on this movie without being political. It is a political movie and the fact that you like it or do not like it is an indication of your stance.

It is a movie. Do not forget that. However, it is certain that the characters in this movie have real counterparts in Washington today. There are those...

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Rendition Movie Review by Tim (2/21/2008)

I'm going to talk about the good first. By far the best actor in this film is Yigal Naor....he is very strong with his performance and I am really excited to see more work for him in the future. He reminds me of the next Sir Ben Kingsley..

Peter Sarsgaard usually gets on my nerves but I started to like him in this...

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Rendition Movie Review by Matthew (10/29/2007)

Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) finishes a business conference in Johannesburg. As he gets in the cab for the airport, he realizes he missed a call on his cell phone from a private number. He calls his pregnant wife, Isabella (Reese Witherspoon), back in Chicago, who is playing a game of soccer with their son. Anwar's...

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