The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Peter Berg (2007)

105min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
With a set-up revolving around the devastating bombing of an American facility in Saudi Arabia, The Kingdom undoubtedly has currency. Jamie Foxx stars as Ronald Fleury, the leader of an American team of counter-terrorism experts whose attempt to pursue a secret investigation is hampered by the Saudi authorities. After a promising start, the film soon settles down into the routine clichés of a Hollywood action movie - there are few attempts here to address the complexity of the situation in the Middle East. If you can overlook the crassness of the screenplay, Peter Berg's high-energy direction does deliver some genuinely exciting sequences, and he's well served by a cast that also includes Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Ronald Fleury Jamie Foxx
Grant Sykes Chris Cooper
Janet Mayes Jennifer Garner
Adam Leavitt Jason Bateman
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi Ashraf Barhom
Sgt Haytham Ali Suliman
Damon Schmidt Jeremy Piven
Gideon Young Danny Huston
James Grace Richard Jenkins
Director Peter Berg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 5 Oct 2007
Drama