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The Kingdom Reviews

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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
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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-
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
Roger Tennis
October 10, 2007
"The Kingdom" is a frenetically-paced action thriller that doesn't slow down until the final frames.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
October 7, 2007
When it's got the pedal to the metal, which is a substantial fraction of the running time, The Kingdom delivers the goods.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 6, 2007
A thriller for our modern times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
October 6, 2007
A tense, thinking person's thriller.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 6, 2007
Sensationally directed by Peter Berg.
Beth Accomando
October 6, 2007
Taut and focused, The Kingdom delivers solid action and a smattering of sarcastic political commentary.
Matthew Turner
October 5, 2007
Absurdly gung-ho but no less enjoyable thriller, providing you don't take the flag-waving politics too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 5, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Stuart McGurk
October 5, 2007
And that's the problem. The Kingdom isn't awful - the relentless pace, thumping soundtrack, twisting plot and shaky camera-work all see to that.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 5, 2007
If this mix doesn't entirely work, it's perhaps because there are so few surprises - the forensic elements of the investigation would be wrapped up in minutes by CSI's boffins. Still, it's possible to respect the effort while doubting the achievement.
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
October 5, 2007
A cut above the bullish jingoism that would have characterised a film of this ilk at the beginning of this decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2007
As a pure thriller, it's entertaining - but The Kingdom tries too hard to be a crowd-pleaser, and ends up standing in the shadows of better and more provocative movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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