This week I watched the movie Syriana, and to me, it was confusing as hell. Which, by the way, I think is one of the motives of the movie. The characters in the movie are confused most of the time about their lives and the role they play in the world. With the multiple story lines continuously switching it makes the viewer become confused and only after the movie did I realize that that is the way I was supposed to feel in order to connect with the characters.
The movie does have a pretty ant-American sentiment throughout the plot. With CIA agents interacting with Hezbollah, Energy Analyst's profiting off their son's death, and overall sense that the American government will do whatever it takes to capture oil profits, you don't come away from the movie feeling too positive about the US.
Overall I liked the movie. However, like I said before, during the movie - I wasn't a big fan. After the movie I really liked it. As someone who thinks it would be interesting/fun/rewarding to become an energy analyst, it really made me think about where the line is while performing the job. My opinion? - Two Thumps Up!