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: March 12, 2010
DVD Release Date: June 22, 2010
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Critic Score: 54% 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.

Ed Koch
The Atlantic

I don't like polemics, not even those supporting my position. This film does not support my position...the movie contains far too little in terms of a coherent, believable plot.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

No doubt borrowing inspiration from real events, Green Zone is a nail-biting story of one man's single mission to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.

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Laremy Legel

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

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Distills -- not simplifies -- the clashing forces that dashed our chance of peace. Greengrass is economical in his scenes; the film bolts forward like a greyhound chasing a lure.

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Will Leitch

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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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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Jeff Beck

"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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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
Paul Greengrass uses politics to mask what is ultimately a very generic Matt Damon vehicle.
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
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
Jim Careter
Green Zone is one ofthose movies that make us love war films, and other than the awful camera work, this is a great war movie.