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Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx (Collateral) and Chris Cooper (Breach) and Golden Globe® winners Jennifer Garner (Daredevil) and Jason Bateman (Smokin' Aces) ignite the screen in this high-intensity thriller about a team of elite FBI agents sent to Saudi Arabia to solve a brutal mass murder and find a killer before he strikes again. Out of their element and under heavy fire, the team must join forces with their Saudi counterparts. As these unlikely allies begin to unlock the secrets of the crime scene, the team is led into a heart-stopping, do-or-die confrontation.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 182
- Fresh: 92
- Rotten: 90
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: 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.
Rotten: It attempts to say something profound about the war on terrorism and the human tendency toward an us-vs.-them mentality. But the finale feeds on a sense of bloodlust and then tries to pull back to show us the error of maniacal revenge.
Fresh: Sensationally directed by Peter Berg.
Fresh: When it's got the pedal to the metal, which is a substantial fraction of the running time, The Kingdom delivers the goods.
I am not easily impressed, but this was a fabulous movie. The plot is believable, intense, and moreover pertinent to modern issues; also, this movie has one of the most incredible endings I have ever seen. There is an important lesson to be learned here. Perhaps the thing I like most about this movie is its portrayal. The film makes no attempt to glamorize violence or war, but neither does it hide the brutality of modern anti-terror combat. Overall, a spectacular movie.
This was a great movie, at first I thought it would be boaring, but then it quickly cought up. The movie overall turned out to be a intence movie.
Well put together, lots of action and interesting plot. Thumbs-up!