Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller is done following orders
During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that threatens to invert the purpose of their mission.
Pretty smart political action thriller or gripping documentary about cameramen suffering from Parkinson's disease.
I'm not quite sure yet....
Fairly decent political thriller, with a great concept, good execution and some pretty good action scenes.
Even though Matt Damon is basically Bourne in Iraq and the camera seems to be having some kind of fit. They really should have got that checked out at some point.
However, the ending is also pretty good, and Greg Kinnear's intelligence chief makes for a suitably slimy bad guy.
And Jason Isaacs is in it as well. Which to be honest, is enough justification for watching this anyway.
I thought I was going to see a modern-war movie following the path of The Hurt Locker, but instead I got some kind of boring political thriller where a soldier just do and go wherever he wants.
All the military aspects of the film are just wiped out, to just let some chases and helicopters randomly inserted to provide some "action". This could have been understandable if it was for the sake of the plot and to make it less a war film and more a thriller. But it doesn't, it just makes it a mediocre war movie and a dull thriller.
The plot is rather unbelievable, and not for the events that are shown but for the way they are told. This "Bournesque" soldier, that shaky camera, the cliché characters and the fact that the fight of interests get reduced to a trivial dichotomy between good guys and bad guys made this a disappointment.
I know that a lot of people like to hate the war movies about Iraq, but i thought this was awesome. Matt Damon kicks some ass as he reunites with the director of the 2nd and 3rd Bourne films, Paul Greengrass. Although the subject matter may be a little played out, I thought the movie as a whole was great. From the acting to the directing to the action. Matt Damon has truly become a very good actor IMO
While I have never been a real fan of the Bourne movies, I still admire director Paul Greengrass and his expertise when it comes to filming action. This movie trades in most of the high octane fight scenes with what they like to call "thrilling story and dialogue." That couldnt be farther from the truth. It was ok, and had a nice tinfoil hat conspiracy theory vibe, but other than that it was a bland, grainy, and shakeycam mess that I probably wont watch again.
I watched this movie after receiving it as a gift in a Blu-Ray 3 pack containing this, Jarhead, and the Kingdom. Both of those movies are leagues better than this, it wasnt bad gift.
I think I saw this
Entertaining and effective movie, the premise is that a soldier actually cares about there being no WMDs, and basically goes awol, along with his squad, which is a hard sell, but the script doesn't waste any time trying to explain it, they just do it, the action is good, so is the pace and dialog, it's just nothing special.
MATT DAMON plays a more naive but equally tough JASON BOURNE character in a somehow smart PAUL GREENGRASS film that boldly criticizes the BUSH administration and his war with IRAK.
Paul Greengrass, de Britse iconoclast annex bommetjeswerper achter prangende pamfletten ('Bloody Sunday', 'United 93') en kinetische spektakelcinema ('The Bourne ultimatum') houdt opnieuw de vinger aan de pols in 'Green zone', een verfilming van Rajiv Chandrasekaran's non-fictierelaas: 'Imperial life in the Emerald City'. Alle nobele intenties en bedwelmende thrills ten spijt, maar een intense splinterbom zoals 's mans voorgenoemde laatste episode in de 'Bourne'-trilogie is 'Green zone' net niet geworden.
Centraal staat een team Amerikaanse CIA-agenten, dat onder leiding van Roy Miller (Matt Damon) op zoek gaat naar massavernietigingswapens in centraal Bagdad. Algauw begint Miller vraagtekens te plaatsten bij het nut achter zijn operatie en durft hij in te gaan tegen de principes van zijn overste, de machiavellistische Clark Poundstone (Kinnear),…
AMERICA, FUCK YEAH!!!
Ummm... How about no.
I clearly I missed how awesome this was or was supposed to be.
The action is fun enough, the conspiracy was off the peg & flat.
Performances are were just ok and story panned as expected.
Over-hyped but worth a watch.
It has now been ten years since the initial United States invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq. For those of us who lived in the United States, and those who followed the events, the events were the source of much rah-rah patriotism and lesser questioning. As we are now years on, the events and reasons leading up to the invasion have been highly questioned. We know now that there never were any WMDs in Iraq.
That is the inherent problem with Green Zone, one that it never truly overcomes. Seeing as the film is about the uncovering of the conspiracy, it comes across as a bit "told-you-so". There's never really any question whether Matt Damon's Chief Miller is in the…
Favours accessibility over complexity, although still maintains a well executed, gripping narrative.
I think I saw this