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May 16, 2018
Though it may be unsettling to some due to its political nature, it does a great service to one of the most influential events of the modern era. The cinematography moves like a Bourne film(Greengrass) but it's the plot that keeps the viewer intrigued. All around, a solid movie that pays respects to the troops who have and continue to serve in Iraq.
July 18, 2017
Ok movie. While there's no denying the action is thrilling and well-executed, the direction is stylish and Damon delivers a solid lead performance, the characters are too cliched and the plot is too formulaic.
½ May 31, 2017
Green Zone feels like every other Middle Eastern war movie. Shaky cam antics and a predictable plot fail to elevate this film above its peers.
January 3, 2017
It's good movie to watch
½ December 16, 2016
It had its moments but fails to excite the person watching.
½ October 24, 2016
A little flat storyline. Not what you'd expect when you have both Matt Damon and the producers of Bourne trilogy making this movie. However it does veg the question as to how the US still could get away with the WMD false flag to this day.
½ October 15, 2016
editingul de film de actiune este dinamic, dar scriptul si caracterele sunt prea simpliste. am vazut 15 min.
October 7, 2016
Like Colin Pate, I highly enjoyed this movie!! I saw it recently in 2016 and was amazed at how it captured the feeling and zeitgeist around 2004-2006. 10 years after the Gulf War II, it's easy to look back at it as a colossal mistake motivated by short sighted motivations. This movie plays as fiction but captures the insanity that went on around that time so well that you could easily think it was a reenactment. And just a s pure action movie it works very well, it's a great spy/action/political thriller by itself. As a commentary on what went wrong in the Iraq/American conflict it's devastating.
September 6, 2016
When a truth is revealed, critics stay put !
½ July 27, 2016
Boring Iraqi war film dressed up as a political thriller starring Matt Damon.
Green zone is a slow burning bore that never gets out of second gear and is instantly forgettable.
Super Reviewer
July 25, 2016
Not as good as I hoped for there was allot of story and not enough action to keep me entertained apart from the final scene but even that was pretty average, It could of been much better or maybe it's beacause i'm an action junkie and want too much from films, At the end of day an ok film that will either bore you or entertain your mind but not your action fix.
July 22, 2016
I don't understand some of the hate for this movie. I found it to be a thoroughly entertaining action thriller, with an interesting story, great direction from Paul Greengrass, and a excellent performance by Matt Damon
June 9, 2016
I don't know too much about how much truth is behind the film but I am impressed at how critical it is to the American society. The plot evolving around the mystery of the non-existent WMD is suspenseful and the portrayal seems real.

Two quotes stuck with me from this film:
1) Freddy to Miller: "It is not for you to decide what happens here." I think that's like a reality check. [speaking in the context of the film] The Americans are too caught up with power and the idea they are doing a good thing because democracy is good to really care of the sufferers, the locals.

2) General Al Rawi to Miller: "Your government wanted to hear the lie, Mr. Miller...". For some reason this really stuck me as the truth of our actual society and the whole point of the movie.
½ April 20, 2016
This had the potential to be a hard hitting Zero Dark Thirty type film, but ended up turning into a conspiracy story. The action was solid as Greengrass does, but the intrigue was cliched.
April 13, 2016
Greengrass and Damon team up yet again in Green Zone and it might look and sound like a Bourne film, however it's lacking the heart and action of the movie franchise.
March 9, 2016
I remember it was good!
January 10, 2016
Described as a political action/thriller, this film succeeds on both accounts. The film's content is made relevant without being overly pushy and the climatic chase sequence is great.
January 9, 2016
I find it amusing that many critics and some reviewers have chosen to use "political bias" as one of the reason for giving this film a lot score. Let's review some indisputable historical facts here.

1. The Bush administration *did* utilize outdated WMD intel or worst yet, fabricated it in order to justify the invasion of Iraq.
2. The Bush administration did decide to dissolve the Baath party and the Iraqi military, creating a massive power vacuum that was not filled adequately for years.
3. Certain elements of the US military did utilize interrogation and torture methods that would be qualify as war crimes under the Geneva convention.

It is due to these above indisputable facts that this film was successful in conveying its overall message. Sure some of the plot points were far fetched too conspiracy minded but that doesn't discredit the primary plot of the movie. Perhaps the reviewers should dig into their own "political bias" and realize that they are on the wrong side of history here.
January 2, 2016
As I got into the New Year I was trying to do some housecleaning on the To-Watch Pile and finally got around to this one expecting some more of what I got from Damon and Greengrass on the Bourne film they did together, but this was a bit more politically edged and slower moving, which wasn't exactly what I was in the mood for.

I would revisit with different expectations, see if the rating changes for me.

Worth a look.
November 19, 2015
Average action movie that never leaves you bored but never blows you away.
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