The Kingdom Reviews
November 26, 2020
Draws heavily on the visual styles and editing techniques seen in many of producer Michael Mann's projects.
August 14, 2020
A big and brawny action picture with something quite intelligent to say about the rise of extremism on both sides of the American-Arab cultural divide.
November 21, 2019
This Peter Berg-directed film falls short in its attempt to be a ripped-from-the-headlines type drama, yet manages to salvage itself if you take it for what it is -- a standard action flick that just happens to be set in an exotic location.
October 13, 2018
In spite of a couple of misstep -- like a tacked-on ending and a few too many one-liners --The Kingdom is a serious movie for serious times.
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.
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.
January 20, 2008
The Kingdom unapologetically shows U.S. agents knocking off terrorists.
November 22, 2007
Basically, The Kingdom is a simple whodunit in political thriller drag that starts a little slow and ends a little weakly.
October 26, 2007
It's more like an action movie, a very well-made one, that has a subscription to Newsweek.
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.
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.
October 10, 2007
"The Kingdom" is a frenetically-paced action thriller that doesn't slow down until the final frames.
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.
October 6, 2007
Taut and focused, The Kingdom delivers solid action and a smattering of sarcastic political commentary.
October 5, 2007
Absurdly gung-ho but no less enjoyable thriller, providing you don't take the flag-waving politics too seriously.