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Green Zone

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 2010
  • Paul Greengrass
  • 109 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action thriller starring Matt Damon. In the wake of the US-led invasion of Iraq, military officer Roy Miller is charged with finding the weapons of mass destruction that sparked the conflict. When no weapons are found, Miller begins to questions the accuracy of the intelligence and uncovers a conspiracy that makes him wonder who he can trust.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

The fruitless search for Weapons of Mass Destruction immediately following the 2003 Iraq invasion leaves one dogged US Army officer questioning his own side in this blend of military action and conspiracy thriller. This reteaming of director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon promises - and certainly delivers - plenty of high-octane Bourne-style entertainment as Damon's character barrels through a series of life-threatening chases and scrapes. There's a startling sense of immediacy as we're pitched into the chaos following the fall of Saddam, with Greengrass's trademark bullet-dodging handheld camera capturing the breathless mayhem. Brendan Gleeson (as a pragmatic CIA station chief), Greg Kinnear (as a Washington intelligence expert fighting the propaganda war) and Khalid Abdalla (representing the aggrieved and excluded ordinary Iraqis) all contribute powerful performances that illustrate different sides of the argument - even if the film ultimately condemns the short-sightedness of the Bush-led campaign. Exciting, believable and thought-provoking, this is what popular cinema is all about.

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Credits

Cast

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Roy MillerMatt Damon
Clark PoundstoneGreg Kinnear
Martin BrownBrendan Gleeson
Lawrie DayneAmy Ryan
FreddyKhalid Abdalla
Lt BriggsJason Isaacs
Al RawiYigal Naor
Colonel LyonsAntoni Corone
PerryNicoye Banks

Crew

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DirectorPaul Greengrass

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2010-03-12
Languages
English | Arabic
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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