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Rendition is a dramatic film, but definitely an issue story you can follow.

It's about the government's policy of detaining terror suspects without due process and flying them to another country for interrogation and using torture to get information.

This personal story of unfortunate circumstances starts when some terrorist rings the wrong number on someone's cell phone -- then he's toast.

There's no one star in this movie. All characters are involved.

It's worth seeing and very watchable. Let's hope there's not much truth in it.

Ripped from today's headlines, Rendition appears to be a high-powered political drama the viewer can sink his or her teeth into.

But despite an all-star cast and a first-rate director, it plays like controversy lite, a powerful message film that roars like a lion but soon turns into a mediocre lamb -- thanks to a poorly written script.

Too bad.

Rendition is a serious political film about a pregnant Midwestern woman who discovers that her Egyptian husband is being secretly held by the U.S. government.

It's a complex dramatic story that involves the outsourcing of terror suspects to secret overseas prisons where they can be tortured.

The problem I had with this movie is it leaves little room for debate.

In the end, this covert abduction is oversimplified and you're not even sure if the husband is innocent or guilty.

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