The Kingdom
The Kingdom (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 23, 2007
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51%
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76%



Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While providing several top-notch action scenes, The Kingdom ultimately collapses under the weight of formula and muddled politics.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

The Kingdom works as an exotic action thriller, but its politics are so choked on checks and balances it cancels itself out.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

A terrifically stupid film. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

There's no real difference between choreographing a bloody jihadist skirmish and a gridiron match

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

When it's got the pedal to the metal, which is a substantial fraction of the running time, The Kingdom delivers the goods.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Leo Goldsmith
Reverse Shot

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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Sensationally directed by Peter Berg.

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Rob Nelson
Chicago Sun-Times

One could say [director Peter Berg] shoots first and asks questions later, if at all.

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Dragan Antulov
Index.hr

izgubljen u bespu%u0107ima bliskoisto%u010Dne zbiljnosti

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A Great action movie thriller. The ending is so true . . if you dont get it than maybe you missed the point of the movie.
Phil Hubbs
This is a good well made film but its one hot potatoe, almost all of it is just talking and FBI proceedures...very dull, but the last 20mins is fast gun filled… More
Chris Weber
Following a deadly attack on American forces in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, a group of elite FBI forces are dispatched to investigate the case, and take care of the… More
Joe McCall
This movie was just average up until the last ten seconds when they played the "we're terrorists to them so they're terrorists to us" card.
Albert Kim
An empty movie with a message that delivers with nothing backing it up except for one shocking scene. However, the action scenes in this movie are top-notch.
Alex roy
Peter Berg's The Kingdom is one of the most intense action films dealing with terrorism. Berg has got a terrific cast at his disposal and he delivers a… More

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