The Kingdom Reviews

  • Jan 10, 2021

    Thriller poliziesco a tensione crescente; ottimamente orchestrato, si prende il giusto tempo per introdurre trama e personaggi prima di lasciarsi andare ad un finale di azione e sparatorie. A tratti il patriottismo americano risulta troppo evidente, ma vista la buona riuscita si può soprassedere. Molto particolare la scena finale, che fornisce un tocco più profondo al film, con una doppia visione della vicenda narrata.

    Thriller poliziesco a tensione crescente; ottimamente orchestrato, si prende il giusto tempo per introdurre trama e personaggi prima di lasciarsi andare ad un finale di azione e sparatorie. A tratti il patriottismo americano risulta troppo evidente, ma vista la buona riuscita si può soprassedere. Molto particolare la scena finale, che fornisce un tocco più profondo al film, con una doppia visione della vicenda narrata.

  • Aug 24, 2020

    An excellent film, well done, well acted, well directed, powerful and authentic with eye-popping action sequences for being so intense.

    An excellent film, well done, well acted, well directed, powerful and authentic with eye-popping action sequences for being so intense.

  • Jun 14, 2020

    Well produced action film but couldn't quite carry the political undertones it aspired too.

    Well produced action film but couldn't quite carry the political undertones it aspired too.

  • Apr 02, 2020

    Major props for the actin sequences and the explosions. However, when they try to couple these with a big political statement regarding the war on terror, it seriously loses its focus. Clearly, when this movie was being made, someone said "I want to make more than just an action movie." Unfortunately, that is all they made.

    Major props for the actin sequences and the explosions. However, when they try to couple these with a big political statement regarding the war on terror, it seriously loses its focus. Clearly, when this movie was being made, someone said "I want to make more than just an action movie." Unfortunately, that is all they made.

  • Jan 12, 2020

    I used to work in Saudi Arabia so was keen to watch this movie. Great direction, script and cast all contribute to probe several of the key issues around the culture clash of western expats within their host countries in the Middle East.

    I used to work in Saudi Arabia so was keen to watch this movie. Great direction, script and cast all contribute to probe several of the key issues around the culture clash of western expats within their host countries in the Middle East.

  • Jan 02, 2020

    No wonder all the critics hate it: apparently not all Muslims are as peaceful as they think.

    No wonder all the critics hate it: apparently not all Muslims are as peaceful as they think.

  • Dec 15, 2019

    The Hurt Locker meets Law and Order

    The Hurt Locker meets Law and Order

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Excellent, action packed drama of an FBI team that comes under fire while investigating a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia--in the genre with Black Hawk Down.

    Excellent, action packed drama of an FBI team that comes under fire while investigating a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia--in the genre with Black Hawk Down.

  • May 19, 2019

    Good movie, more of a drama than an action movie. Very well written, Jamie Foxx does very well in these types of roles. Ashraf Barhom is outstanding in this film.

    Good movie, more of a drama than an action movie. Very well written, Jamie Foxx does very well in these types of roles. Ashraf Barhom is outstanding in this film.

  • May 15, 2019

    This well-cast action thriller misdirects as a factual overseas tension being treated with Hollywood cheese to an exemplifying conflict that more follows the genre's formula, relying on the thrilling atmospheric hunt and eye-popping action sequences in distant responses to the tragic-based subtexts. (B)

    This well-cast action thriller misdirects as a factual overseas tension being treated with Hollywood cheese to an exemplifying conflict that more follows the genre's formula, relying on the thrilling atmospheric hunt and eye-popping action sequences in distant responses to the tragic-based subtexts. (B)