Well, you should thank them. Rendition is actually a pretty awful movie. Reese's Egyptian husband is taken into protective custody and shipped off to North Africa after he's suspected of being involved in a terrorist bombing. Jake's on the team that does the torturing, but apparently he's conflicted about it (I say apparently because he doesn't show any emotion at all). Streep is the apparently Southern CIA agent who orders and then covers up these torture interrogations, known as extraordinary rendition. (Oh, and I say apparently in Streep's case because it took about half the movie for me to realize she was speaking with a twang in her voice. It's definitely the worst accent she's ever done.) Peter Sarsgaard plays an aide to a Senator (Alan Arkin); apparently, Sarsgaard's character went to school with Reese's. (Again, apparently because they don't look at all like they're the same age — in fact, Sarsgaard is five years older than Reese.) Oh, and did I mention that Reese's character is pregnant and at one point when she goes into labor after a tense confrontation (you knew that would happen, didn't you?), someone actually stops to ask her, "Are you alright?" And all this is without mentioning the film's chronology of events, which is totally confusing and jumbled up just to make it seem more "artsy." (And if you're interested, Reese and Jake never once act together here. It's like they're in two different movies.)
Reese's husband is the one being tortured, but really, it's the moviegoers who are enduring the worst of it. I've definitely seen worse movies, but this one surely ranks as one of the worst of this year. No wonder you're not hearing anything about it. I give Rendition a D.