Green Zone (2010)



Critic Consensus: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass return to the propulsive action and visceral editing of the Bourne films -- but a cliched script and stock characters keep those methods from being as effective this time around.

Movie Info

United 93 director Paul Greengrass explores the aftermath of the Iraq invasion in this feature adaptation of author Rajiv Chandrasekaran's literary exposť Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. A onetime Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post, Chandrasekaran was present as American forces attempted to set up a provisional government on the grounds surrounding former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's opulent palace. The resulting governing body, according to critics, … More

Rating: R (for violence and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Brian Helgeland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 22, 2010
Box Office: $33.1M
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Critic Reviews for Green Zone

All Critics (181) | Top Critics (43)

Green Zone is the rare miss from frequent collaborators Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Top Critic

It's one thing for the filmmakers to (sort of) fictionalize real people, but Green Zone wraps up with a wish-fulfillment fantasy that is about as believable as watching reinforcements riding in to save Custer.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

It takes a special kind of talent, the kind of talent that Paul Greengrass has, to make a movie as annoying as Green Zone.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

"Green Zone" simply offers up a fun, entertaining ride that has you on the edge of your seat throughout most of the film. If you are into the politics though, you may just find it a little more interesting.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012

This is a frenetic and powerful action flick that brings the fight to you.

Full Review… | July 30, 2012
7M Pictures

A reasonably gripping entertainment.

Full Review… | April 8, 2012

Audience Reviews for Green Zone


Paul Greengrass uses politics to mask what is ultimately a very generic Matt Damon vehicle.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

Super Reviewer

Paul Greengrass has made some terrific films in his career as a director. When he collaborates with Matt Damon, he always manages to create something entertaining and worth seeing. Green Zone is a highly entertaining action thriller set during the Iraq War. This is a well acted film that has a very good plot that makes this a very entertaining film from start to finish. The film focuses on an Army officer who hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction, and comes out empty handed due to faulty intelligence reports. This is a tense film that is yet another strong directorial outing for Greengrass, who always knows how to create something memorable with his movies. Green Zone is a fine movie that has a strong cast that deliver some terrific performances. If you're looking for affine thriller, then give this one a shot, it definitely is an engaging picture that will grab your attention. Matt Damon is terrific in the role of Roy Miller, the army officer hunting for the WMD's. Paul Greengrass is a terrific filmmaker and he always picks some terrific ideas for movies. This is yet another well crafted film from a great director, and this is a must see for action fans. This is a tense ride from start to finish and it overcomes its flaws by delivering a well layered plot with great acting and tense, thrilling scenes that will keep you hooked till the final frame. Whenever Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon get together they make something special, and the result is displayed clearly in this well executed action thriller. I found that this film was a bit underrated and it deserves to be seen by film fans everywhere, and it ranks among the directors best works.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

An explosive and strickly tense edge of your seat thriller. A sharp, crisp and well-crafted film that stands with some of Director, Paul Greengreass`s most impressive work. Director, Paul Greengrass and Star, Matt Damon do it again and deliver the goods. Matt Damon is terrific. Also packs some solid performanaces from Jason Isaacs. Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear and Brendan Gleeson. A pulse-pounding and razor-edged action-packed thrill-ride from start to finish. An intensely dramatic and political look as well as the harsh dreaded realism of the atmosphere. It`s a gritty, thrilling and riveting movie. It stands on par with the Bourne films in style but is its own beast.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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