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…
Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon join forces in a film that is shot so well in the handheld cinematic style that made him so popular, Matt Damon's powerful performance that brings out a lot of intensity and emotion in his acting style, but ultimately failing due to a very cliche storyline that fails to surprise at all-all the turns of the plot are known far in advance.
A good film but it fails to really capture the deep political repercussions…
Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes U.S. Army officer Miller (Matt Damon) to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.
Review: We follow Chief Warrant Officer Miller, an American officer who leads a team whose task is to track down weapon of mass destruction. The information the team has seems more and more unreliable.
Miller is a loyal soldier that was send into war for the wrong reasons. Based on his ideals he…
A serviceable thriller marred by oversimplification of the subject matter, painfully blatant symbolism, and overall extremely uninteresting characters; the film tries to balance between its social responsibility and its identity as a summer blockbuster, but succeeds at neither.
7/10: Gripping action and engaging storyline! This political Iraqi war thriller will keep you at the edge of your seat throughout. Would prefer if director Greengrass do away with hand-held camera though.
Its heart is in the right place, and thematically it's relatively brave if a little predictable.
It gets all actiony and incomprehensible, and as a result, boring in the final third.
Cast under perform. Damon is bland. Gleeson can't do an American accent.
Like other Greengrass films, the concept is strong but characters are two dimensional and aren't engaging. Disappointingly his usually masterful manipulation of his audience's heart rate is poor here.
Not a great effort in any respect.
Aunque está lejos de los otros trabajos de Greengrass con Damon en la saga de Jason Bourne, reconozco que me he divertido con esta mezcla de cine bélico moderno y thriller conspiranoico setentero.
Y aplaudo la clara postura crítica sobre las armas de destrucción masiva en Irak y cómo se ha evitado al máximo posible los maniqueísmos, mostrando americanos buenos y malos e iraquís buenos y malos. Realmente no me lo esperaba.