The Kingdom (Widescreen)

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Jamie foxx, chris cooper, jennifer garner, and jason bateman 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.


Studio Universal
SKU 206512712
UPC 025195005920
UPC 14 00025195005920
Format DVD
Release Date 10/2/2012
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Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Foxx,Jamie
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Name Berg, Peter
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Name Foxx, Jamie
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Name Cooper, Chris
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Cast & Crew
A. Todd Holland - Art Director
Chris Cooper - Actor
Colby Parker, Jr. - Editor
Danny Elfman - Original Music By
Frances Fisher - Actor
Jamie Foxx - Actor
Jason Bateman - Actor
Jennifer Garner - Actor
Jeremy Piven - Actor
John Cameron - Executive Producer
Kevin Stitt - Editor
Matthew Michael Carnahan - Writer
Mauro Fiore - Cinematographer
Michael Mann - Producer
Peter Berg - Director
Richard Jenkins - Actor
Tim McGraw - Actor
Tom Duffield - Production Designer
Nominee (2008) Screen Actors Guild, The Kingdom, Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
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Review The Kingdom is a police procedural with a unique - and interesting - twist. While the movie employs all of the investigative techniques we have become familiar with as a result of countless TV shows, there's a little more to this movie than CSI: Saudi Arabia. Politics of many different sorts play a role here, from the international need to keep relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia cordial to the difficulties faced by a female investigator working in a country where women do not hold equal positions to men. Actor-turned-director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) handles the tricky material of Matthew Michael Carnahan's dense script effectively and turns out a movie that is both intelligent and, at least in its latter stages, pulse-pounding...The Kingdom is a hard film to pigeonhole because it crosses genres so freely. The pacing is also a little unwieldy. Those who are there for the higher octane elements may distracted during the lengthy investigative section. And those who are hoping for something with the heft and complexity of Syriana may find the all-action conclusion to be a little too loud...Overall, however, the film is smart and engaging, and if it plays a little on our fears of the next big terrorist attack, it does so without feeling exploitative.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Review The Kingdom begins with a history lesson that alternates with the opening credits. Then as terrorists attack a softball game among oil company employees and their families in an American housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a widely varied assortment of characters is introduced, beginning with FBI agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) and including State Department officials, the attorney general, a reporter, and in Saudi Arabia, terrorists, cops, and vicious military officers. The opening looks as if it might evolve into something along the lines of Syriana, but screenwriter Michael Matthew Carnahan and director Peter Berg are no Stephen Gaghan. Their movie is nothing more than a standard-issue action flick gussied up in geopolitical clothing...It is a handsome production and Berg has a knack of creating suspense even from such obvious material. The actor turned director has been slowly building his portfolio since his 1998 debut Very Bad Things. After making the pleasant action comedy The Rundown and the sports drama Friday Night Lights, it is evident that Berg may someday make a truly great movie. The simplistic, jingoistic The Kingdom is not it.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, French, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
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A.O. Scott, The New York Times A high-octane action movie.
Helen O'Hara, Empire ...a heart-pounding drama.
Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer ...Berg and first-time writer Matthew Michael Carnahan do a smooth, efficient job of storytelling...
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun Berg doesn't let up on the tension, even when the action is bloodless.
Pete Hammond, Maxim A riveting, hold-your-breath ticking time-bomb of a movie.

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