Playing at the Nugget, this film is difficult to watch at times, deeply moving and gripping for 126 minutes. It is filled with emotion, and none of it gratuitous. At the surface this film is about oil and the oil fields of the Persian Gulf. But it is about so much more than that. Syriana is about idealism, simplicity, poverty and wealth. Syriana is a kaliadescope of people struggling and striving for something that gives meaning and purpose to their lives. If you want a feel-good movie, this one isn’t it.