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The Kingdom Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
There's no real difference between choreographing a bloody jihadist skirmish and a gridiron match
Leo Goldsmith
Reverse Shot
August 8, 2009
A good deal more Transformers than Syriana, a movie that drapes a crisp, lightly browsed copy of The Economist over an enormous pubescent boner for grinding metal, busted glass, and crackling gunfire.
Dragan Antulov
July 15, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 1, 2008
[I]t fails in its attempt to be a serious drama with important things to say about the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
...Jamie Foxx leading his team of experts into uncharted territory, which then leads to the longest, best action sequence of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Of this fall's post-9/11, Iraq-conscious lineup, The Kingdom may be the most unobjectionable, accessible and, ultimately, most entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Christian Toto
Washington Times
January 20, 2008
The Kingdom unapologetically shows U.S. agents knocking off terrorists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Prairie Miller
December 27, 2007
Treats world history as a sports arena where the US has the home-team advantage, because America considers the entire world its private property. Which leaves a fairly loaded question: whose kingdom? Time to declare theaters demilitarized zones.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 30, 2007
Funciona bem como divertimento escapista, mas temo que não era exatamente isso que o diretor e o roteirista tinham em mente quando realizaram o filme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Charity
November 30, 2007
The Kingdom works as an exotic action thriller, but its politics are so choked on checks and balances it cancels itself out.
November 22, 2007
Basically, The Kingdom is a simple whodunit in political thriller drag that starts a little slow and ends a little weakly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 14, 2007
There's exceedingly little within The Kingdom that's been designed to capture (and hold) the viewer's interest...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 7, 2007
The film's American heroes are depicted as pig-headed, offensive bullies who claim the moral high ground but in the end can solve their problems only with guns and car chases.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 26, 2007
It's more like an action movie, a very well-made one, that has a subscription to Newsweek.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 22, 2007
The Kingdom isn't trying to be a smart political thriller, but rather a compelling action film with some intelligence. And to that end it succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
October 21, 2007
Resembles Team America: World Police. It has better-looking puppets (but) suffers the same amount of string pulling.
| Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
October 21, 2007
The real star is Berg, who with his fairly short list of directing credits has proven to be one of the more reliable and versatile talents working behind the camera today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 20, 2007
It's a frenetic, often incomprehensible film, full of rapid cutting, giant close-ups and muttered dialogue.
Cynthia Fuchs
October 19, 2007
Everyone knows that assaults on cherished American symbols never end well for the assailants.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 11, 2007
The Kingdom is topical, but remove the setting, and you're left with a relatively brain-dead thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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