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How do you stop an enemy who isn't afraid to die?
A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Well this was a divisive film, but only on political lines. Conservatives seemed to like it while liberals hate with a passion. I'm somewhere in the middle where I didn't love it or hate it. Something to watch on tv when you're bored.
Peter Berg is not one of my favorite directors at all. Jamie Foxx on the other hand was a convincing lead along with Chris Cooper, but Bateman and Garner were pretty awful. Do we really need any humor in a film about terrorism? Garner was supposed to be the strong female and yet she comes off as the token useless female. Jeremy Piven was completely miscast and felt more like the guy he played on Entourage.
Peter Berg continues to make himself a cinematic avoidance for myself with yet another film that depicts "Americuh" as the heroes and the Middle-east as the villains, despite all of its pandering and obsession with trying to show that, shock-horror, Muslims are people too.
There are a few prime examples of this, my three favourites being - when the Muslim protagonists are shown at home indulging in their own Middle-eastern traditions and cultures, the non-diegetic music is an electric guitar, just so that they don't alienate western viewers too much. The only protagonist to be killed was a Muslim. And Jennifer Garner.
It could be argued that to have a female sent out to Saudi Arabia with the investigative team…
Smart and entertaining film with an interesting plot that deals with the tension between the Saudis and Americans. Jamie Foxx is good in this movie as an FBI agent who gathers a small team to investigate a terrorisrt attack in the Middle East. Great filming during the attacks and final shoot out scenes. I really enjoyed the final shot in the movie which was very thought provoking.
not endorsable really, since it's incredibly reductive not to mention frequently offensive in its tokenism, and despite the novel setting/approach not even a particularly good procedural since most of the narrative is taken up with our leads being stymied in their efforts to actually investigate a crime.
nevertheless, there's a hell of a last 30 minutes, which contain some nasty SUV pinball, a brutal fistfight with Jennifer Garner getting thrown around like a rag-doll, and one of the best close-quarters tactical firefights this side of Michael Mann.
kind of even worse than ARGO but i am what i am.
Peter Berg's The Kingdom is one of the most intense action films dealing with terrorism. Berg has got a terrific cast at his disposal and he delivers a film with flair and intrigue. The Kingdom is not a perfect film, but it does manage to be quite entertaining. The cast are good considering,. And I loved Chris Cooper (who is one of my favorite actors) in this film. Peter Berg has a tense, thrilling film that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Everyone in this film delivered good performances, and it was a very well made film. The plot was interesting and what was interesting about the plot, is that in some areas, especially the ending, it showed…
The last half hour is alright, the rest not so much. Just watch Zero Dark Thirty again. Or anything else really.
A good ride- a bit unoriginal at the end, though. I totally called the guy who died quite a while before he bit it.
Film qui mélange un peu les genres : politique, enquête, guerre et où les acteurs font leurs jobs avec Jason Bateman qui se débrouille pas trop mal dans un rôle différent des dernières comédies dans lesquelles il joue.
Même si le début est un peu difficfile à suivre, le sujet vaut le détour mais malheureusement n'est pas traité assez en profondeur (seulement 30 secondes avec les donations de la famille royale), on reste au niveau de la caricature avec une morale (très) douteuse. C'est l'inévitable schéma manichéen : gentil américain innocent contre méchant terroriste qui tuent des enfants et on évite pas les clichés (femme médecin plus forte que rambo, américain qui sait tout et musulman inculte, musulman ont une…
Great movie and realistic . You really get attached to the characters . Peter Berg should make movies like this
Some pretty decent action scenes save this from being completely forgettable.
Contrived story, ridiculously cliched characters and very poorly executed.
Barely any redeeming features other than the impressive action sequences.
As an action film set against the contemporary Middle Eastern backdrop, THE KINGDOM doesn't surpass the quality of THREE KINGS. That film was funny, the action was tense, and the message was clear.
THE KINGDOM is without much humour (despite Jason Bateman's commendable efforts), and the action is tense, but it's nothing original.
See this if you're due for your action fix. The action works nicely with the narrative in that it doesn't hit until the tension is built for it in the third act. Then it's on and there are some great sequences. Until then, you have your run of the mill Law & Order episode, but with Jamie Foxx and the Saudi backdrop.
Chris Cooper has virtually nothing to…
7/10. Good thriller
It absolutely kills me that they put Jason Bateman in this movie. Every time he said something I wanted to chortle, which is totally the wrong reaction during something of this severity. Jennifer Garner ALMOST pulls off being a badass. Jamie Foxx is Jamie Foxx. It's really Chris Cooper's character that steals the show. Nothing too mindblowing in terms of plot. A typical terrorism hunt. A lot more bureaucratic babble than usual, and that babble really drags the first half of the movie down. The last half hour is fun, albeit not exactly unique.
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- The Birth of a Nation
- Within Our Gates
- Battleship Potemkin
- African Cats
- Clash of the Titans
- Conan the Barbarian
All movies available on Netflix Germany. Documentaries and movies for children are included. May be incomplete.
- In Bruges
- Inglourious Basterds
- American Beauty
For every film that I review on Letterboxd, I will put them in order of my personal favourites, to my…