Extradition - the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. Between nation states, extradition is regulated by treaties. Between sub-national regions (for example, the individual states of the U.S.), where extradition is required by law it is more accurately known as rendition. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extradition]
This film was upsetting. An innocent man is basically imprisoned and tortured for info he doesn't possess all because of his name. He's not allowed to call his pregnant wife, and she has no clue what's happened to her husband. The guy would have to be mentally abused beyond repair after that in my opinion. This movie is a real eye opener to how our government abuses its power over people even when they know nothing may come of their little experiments and investigations. They try to squeeze juice out of a nut and then act like they don't know anything when nothing comes of it.
I thought Reese Witherspoon was very good in this film. She definitely does drama well. I'd like to see her in more dramatic roles. And Jake Gyllenhaal...well he's hot, of course, but he wasn't convincing to me as the new CIA kid on the block. He seemed a little out of place. I still enjoyed his performance, though.
The little love tragedy involving the Egyptian teens that was folded into this was so-so. It added a little more drama and suspense on another level, but I didn't really care for that whole story line.
Mainly a dramatic political thriller.