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In the aftermath of a deadly attack on American forces in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, diplomats are slow to act, but meanwhile, FBI special agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) assembles a secret team of U.S. counter-terrorism investigators to enter the city and find the criminal behind what has quickly become an international incident. The crew, however, finds their attempt to capture the perpetrators stalled by bureaucracy and their presence unwelcome. Desperate to gain the trust they need to accomplish their mission in just five days, the team enlists the aid of a Saudi Arabian police officer (Ashraf… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Kingdom works as an exotic action thriller, but its politics are so choked on checks and balances it cancels itself out."
‑ Tom Charity,
"A terrifically stupid film. Dumb, dumb, dumb."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"There's no real difference between choreographing a bloody jihadist skirmish and a gridiron match"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"[I]t fails in its attempt to be a serious drama with important things to say about the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East."
‑ Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
"The Kingdom unapologetically shows U.S. agents knocking off terrorists."
‑ Christian Toto, Washington Times
"When it's got the pedal to the metal, which is a substantial fraction of the running time, The Kingdom delivers the goods."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"Everything moves so much and so fast that the movie seems both gutsy and brainy. But the main strategy is to keep viewers' pulses racing so they concentrate on the action, not the message."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"A good deal more Transformers than Syriana, a movie that drapes a crisp, lightly browsed copy of The Economist over an enormous pubescent boner for grinding metal, busted glass, and crackling gunfire."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot
"...Jamie Foxx leading his team of experts into uncharted territory, which then leads to the longest, best action sequence of the year."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"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."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Sensationally directed by Peter Berg."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"One could say [director Peter Berg] shoots first and asks questions later, if at all."
‑ Rob Nelson, Chicago Sun-Times
"izgubljen u bespu%u0107ima bliskoisto%u010Dne zbiljnosti"
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"Of this fall's post-9/11, Iraq-conscious lineup, The Kingdom may be the most unobjectionable, accessible and, ultimately, most entertaining."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Colorado Springs Gazette
"Funciona bem como divertimento escapista, mas temo que não era exatamente isso que o diretor e o roteirista tinham em mente quando realizaram o filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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