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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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The film is edited for ADHD patients off their meds and even includes a glorious opening sequence with Middle East for dummies info-graphics to quickly get us up to speed on the U.S./Saudi Arabia oil history. Michael Moore would be jealous.
A high-budget episode of "The A Team" crossed with "24" and a sort of "CSI: Riyadh" until a few minutes at the end try to tack on some larger meaning. It just shows how thin the material in the rest of the film is by contrast.
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.
Zealotry is all around, and it's a product that certain CEOs know how to package with impunity. How long do we have to stare into the abyss? From the message of "The Kingdom," we'll hit rock bottom before we get the answer.
It attempts to say something profound about the war on terrorism and the human tendency toward an us-vs.-them mentality. But the finale feeds on a sense of bloodlust and then tries to pull back to show us the error of maniacal revenge.