“How does someone like you write something that's not true?”
About 10-15 minutes into Green Zone, a soldier - after discovering that the supposed weapon storage was false - says: “this doesn't look like weapons of mass-destruction” and encapsulates the entire movie. The problem is that the one little line that's a blatantly obvious gibe to USA:s search for weapons of mass-destruction in Iraq tells exactly what the rest of the movie will be about. What then follows in the…
Muitas vezes o filme faz história. Nesse caso a história virou filme. Tem tudo menos ficção.
Well crafted storytelling. Feels important. Based on a true story it tells the tale of a US GI looking for WMD's in Bagdad. When he discovers that there are no WMD's, he goes on a mission to prove it.
The Writer, Brian Helgeland is one of my favorite storytellers in Hollywood, having directed one of my favorite films, the Mel Gibson picture; Payback. Helgeland is also famous for learning at the feet of Richard Donner, writing L.A. Confidential and having…
This was British-French-American war thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass which storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland, based on a 2006 non-fiction book Imperial Life in the Emerald City by journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran. The original book meticulously documented life within the Green Zone in Baghdad during the invasion!
The story is introducing us top the key players General Mohammed Al-Rawi (Yigal Naor), who is hiding in Baghdad during the invasion of Iraq and U.S. Army Chief…
A forgettable, dull and lifeless thriller. As a huge fan of the Bourne films, Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, i expected so much more from this. Matt Damon is good as is Greg Kinnear but the movie overall is almost instantly forgettable. Really hate seeing all these disappointing movies lately.
Skriver dette to veker etter eg såg filmen, litt forvirra over at eg ikkje huska å få ned tankane mine om han. Hovedinntrykket: Solid, spennande film laga med integriteten og virkelighetsnærheten for å framstille det heile som ein avslørande dokumentar. Som ein thriller fungerer den også ganske godt. Risting av kamera er eit minus.
More like Greengrass Zone. Think I saw some of this at uni one time but I had to have a nap halfway through and never bothered to finish it. Matt Damon doing his best to find WMDs in Iraq and we all know how that shitstorm panned out.
Been watching season 2 of The Wire recently so it was good to see Amy Ryan turn up in this too. Also Brendan Gleeson doing a botched American accent. It's pretty standard Greengrass business. Not as wall to wall intense as Captain Phillips or as emotionally brutal as United 93 but it's a decent potboiler war thriller.
I'm guessing this movie oversimplifies the issue, but it is an entertaining film as long as you don't buy it as an exact account of what happened.
The only thing to know for sure is that there were no WMD in Iraq.
(Green Zone, 2010)
Metascore / 63/100
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Paul Greengrass once again directs Matt Damon in an action movie. The story centres around the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in the aftermath of the Iraq war.
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I thought Matt Damon would make Green Zone worthwhile, but I ended up being pretty disappointed. While it wasn't bad, the film just suffered from too many mediocre set pieces.
The plot was too muddled and filled with contrived, political agendas and there really wasn't a scene that I felt was remotely noteworthy over another. Not to mention the camera work was pretty terrible. At times it felt like I was watching a found footage film or something. I don't…