Green Zone Reviews

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January 13, 2018
I don't like polemics, not even those supporting my position. This film does not support my position...the movie contains far too little in terms of a coherent, believable plot.
November 17, 2011
May 6, 2011
Green Zone is the rare miss from frequent collaborators Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass.
January 3, 2011
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.
March 25, 2010
Paul Greengrass's loud, Damon-driven documentary-style thriller confusingly weaves fact and fiction and whipsaws between various conspiracy theories, while the nonstop action mimics an Xbox splatter game.
March 16, 2010
I can't believe people will not go to see Green Zone in their droves. I certainly hope they do, for it is a shocking, replenishing film, not to be missed.
March 15, 2010
Green Zone has technical flair, but we expect more from Greengrass.
March 15, 2010
Green Zone is probably the nearest the Americans will get to the public floggings of the Chilcot Inquiry except there will be popcorn on hand and a far larger audience.
March 15, 2010
Greengrass concocts a formula with a fighting chance of dispelling the Curse of the Hollywood Iraq Movie. If a picture as conventionally accessible as Green Zone tanks, that campaign is surely lost.
March 15, 2010
It is a welcome addition to an ongoing post-mortem.
March 12, 2010
Distills -- not simplifies -- the clashing forces that dashed our chance of peace. Greengrass is economical in his scenes; the film bolts forward like a greyhound chasing a lure.
March 12, 2010
Reduces policies that caused the deaths of thousands to the equivalent of a first-person-shooter video game.
March 12, 2010
Green Zone hits hard and doesn't forgive. It plays out like fiction, and in some ways it is. But in too many ways, it's not.
March 12, 2010
When Mr. Greengrass made United 93, his 2006 reconstruction of one of the Sept. 11 hijackings, some people fretted that it was too soon. My own response to Green Zone is almost exactly the opposite: it's about time.
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.
March 12, 2010
Manufacturing thrills takes precedence over any kind of journalistic insight.
March 12, 2010
An urgent piece of work.
March 12, 2010
A jangly, noisy, compulsively restless thriller on a par with the Bourne movies, shot through with political critique.
March 12, 2010
Politics aside and purely as a piece of genre moviemaking, Green Zone is a solid example of a political paranoia thriller.
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.
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