Green Zone Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
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 | Original Score: C-
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 22, 2011
Greengrass' Green Zone is about half political thriller and half action thriller and unfortunately it's only successful at one of those halves. Doubly unfortunate, the half that does work isn't the part he's interested in.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 10, 2010
Green Zone isn't so much a bad movie as a misguided one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ilana Ozernoy
Newsweek
March 12, 2010
What Chandrasekaran did so well -- tenaciously cataloging the colossal morass of America's small and not-so-small mistakes -- Greengrass eschews for the popcorn-crunching conventions of a Hollywood potboiler.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 17, 2010
Missed opportunity to kneecap Bush's weapons-of-mass-destruction catastrophe
Full Review | Original Score: C+
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 18, 2010
This may not be the worst war movie I've seen, but it sure doesn't rank up there with the best of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 12, 2010
Damon's the anchor, a fine one at that, but even he can't seem to hold the filmmakers' attention for long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 11, 2010
Green Zone is partly real and partly, increasingly, fantastic and outlandish in its wishful thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 12, 2010
Green Zone weakens its claim to authenticity with fictional fudgings. And the weakening works both ways.
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
March 12, 2010
Fake WMD and super-shaky cam: It's The Paul Greengrass Experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
March 11, 2010
Even as cushy popcorn action, Green Zone misfires.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
March 28, 2010
With Greengrass compounding the tumult with his trademark Migraine-Cam, it's hard to come away with a clear image, let alone a clear message
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
March 12, 2010
It's all about as clear as a fistful of Baghdad sand thrown directly in your eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
March 10, 2010
Why did they dumb down a very complex and fascinating real story?
Tim Grierson
The Simon
March 12, 2010
The film magnifies the obstacles in the path of anyone trying to make compelling, intelligent drama out of the most important ongoing American issue.
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
March 13, 2010
The movie's major strength is the uncanny ability of the production and set designers to turn the shooting locations in Morocco, Spain and the United Kingdom into a perfect replica of post-invasion Iraq.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
March 14, 2010
A fantasy that has little to do with the way things actually happened in Iraq and even less to do with the way a soldier on active duty could ever behave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
March 11, 2010
Its attempt at introducing 'Bourne'-style action into a real war setting is always on the precipice of utterly failing as a concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 13, 2010
An underwhelming war film that's low on tension, surprises, cleverness and intrigue while high on nauseating camerawork and lazy oversimplifications.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.75/10
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
March 12, 2010
...a stiff, uneven Iraq War actioner that's more anti-invasion wish fulfillment than ideas-driven drama.
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
November 15, 2011
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