Green Zone
Green Zone (2010)

United 93 director Paul Greengrass explores the aftermath of the Iraq invasion in this feature adaptation of author Rajiv Chandrasekaran's literary exposť Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. A onetime… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 22, 2010
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass return to the propulsive action and visceral editing of the Bourne films -- but a cliched script and stock characters keep those methods from being as effective this time around.

Laremy Legel
Film.com

Green Zone is the rare miss from frequent collaborators Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Reduces policies that caused the deaths of thousands to the equivalent of a first-person-shooter video game.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

It takes a special kind of talent, the kind of talent that Paul Greengrass has, to make a movie as annoying as Green Zone.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's one thing for the filmmakers to (sort of) fictionalize real people, but Green Zone wraps up with a wish-fulfillment fantasy that is about as believable as watching reinforcements riding in to save Custer.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Green Zone hits hard and doesn't forgive. It plays out like fiction, and in some ways it is. But in too many ways, it's not.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

"Green Zone" simply offers up a fun, entertaining ride that has you on the edge of your seat throughout most of the film. If you are into the politics though, you may just find it a little more interesting.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

Greengrass concocts a formula with a fighting chance of dispelling the Curse of the Hollywood Iraq Movie. If a picture as conventionally accessible as Green Zone tanks, that campaign is surely lost.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

When Mr. Greengrass made United 93, his 2006 reconstruction of one of the Sept. 11 hijackings, some people fretted that it was too soon. My own response to Green Zone is almost exactly the opposite: it's about time.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This is a frenetic and powerful action flick that brings the fight to you.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
Paul Greengrass uses politics to mask what is ultimately a very generic Matt Damon vehicle.
Al S
An explosive and strickly tense edge of your seat thriller. A sharp, crisp and well-crafted film that stands with some of Director, Paul Greengreass`s most… More
Anthony Lawrie
Paul Greengrass has evolved into a director who now does action when he really does drama much better. I think he was at his best when he directed Resurrected,… More
Albert Kim
Let's get this out of the way: The plot of this movie was way too simplistic and ridiculous. However, Paul Greengrass always seems to drive kinetic,… More
Alex roy
Paul Greengrass has made some terrific films in his career as a director. When he collaborates with Matt Damon, he always manages to create something… More
Joe McCall
The Iraq war was about oil man. Nevermind the fact that the largest oil contracts in Iraq after the US invasion went to PetroChina and Sinopec, both state oil… More

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