I managed to catch a film I’ve been meaning to see for sometime on a flight to Orlando, that being Rendition (IMDB here). The film certainly lived up to expectation, with a fine performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, and brilliantly muted Reese Witherspoon. The heart of the story is the question of whether Rendition achieves anything? As Douglass (Gyllenhaal) says in thevfilm : In all the years you’ve been doing this, how often can you say that we’ve produced truly legitimate intelligence? Once? Twice? Ten times? Give me a statistic; give me a number. Give me a pie chart, I love pie charts. Anything, anything that outweighs the fact that if you torture one person you create ten, a hundred, a thousand new enemies.