Rendition (2007)

The director of the Academy Award-winning 2006 crime drama Tsotsi returns to the helm with this tale of a Middle East CIA operative who begins to have doubts about his latest assignment after witnessing the interrogation of a suspected… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 19, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The impressive cast cannot rescue Rendition, which explores complex issues in woefully simplified terms.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I don't fault Rendition for its liberal politics. I fault it for hammering home those politics in such pounding, slanted fashion.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

What finally gives Rendition its headlong narrative momentum is the sense that we're rarely certain what argument the filmmakers are endorsing.

Ian Buckwalter

Designed to make us feel like we've just witnessed a powerful experience. The reality of the film is that it's nothing but a shallow and underdeveloped position paper.

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Stephanie Zacharek

If these new, allegedly topical movies are to make us feel anything -- to move us toward any action or even just toward any fresh realization -- they need to at least seem alive on the screen, instead of just courting our polite, measured applause.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

It's one thing for a thriller to be timely, quite another for it to function as Rendition does, a gripping piece of entertainment with a clear head on its shoulders.

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Fernando F. Croce

The sort of schematic slog that stirs more discussion about the cluelessness of the filmmakers than anything else

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

That it's embarrassingly plausible, that it depicts things that have happened and that are probably still happening, is enough to make Americans sick to their stomach.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Rendition, while engrossing, does not grab us as it should.

Heather Huntington

Rendition features decent performances by all its actors, although few are given any chance to shine.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
Well acted and asks some questions more people should be seeking answers to.
Nadira Irdiana
It actually is an under rated movie, it is better than what people think! The story is original, I've never seen other like this before. Jake Gyllenhaal… More
Alex roy
I had heard mixed things about Rendition. When I finally gave it a shot, I didn't understand why people where a bit negative towards the film. The film is… More
Emile Tremblay
Good screenplay, good acting. Good film ! It's not the best film of the year, but still a great achievement
Lady D'arbanville
Interestingly 'unHollywood' for a 'Hollywood' film and certainly do not judge this as a typical Reece Witherspoon film, it's anything… More
Sarah Gaish
Isn't particularly a well constructed film and tries to be clever, which knocks of the pace of the film. However, the plot is original and keeps you… More