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THE KINGDOM

 
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At Theaters: 9/28/2007 On Video: 12/26/2007
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 479982
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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FBI Special Agent Fleury has received the assignment to assemble an elite team and go to Riyadh to hunt down and capture the terrorist mastermind behind a deadly attack on American working in Saudi Arabia. But his team was not prepared for the culture shock they face once inside this scorching foreign land. A sympathetic Saudi police captain helps them navigate Riyadh politics and investigate the true case of the attack.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Thriller - This is an investigative crime thriller/drama with a big action finale. Those looking for an action film throughout may be disappointed. Fans of the three top-billed stars will find plenty to savor.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jamie Foxx DREAMGIRLS, MIAMI VICE, JARHEAD, STEALTH, RAY
Jennifer Garner ELEKTRA, 13 GOING ON 30, DAREDEVIL
Chris Cooper SYRIANA, JARHEAD, SEABISCUIT, THE BOURNE IDENTITY
Jason Bateman THE BREAK-UP, THE SWEETEST THING
Wri/Dir: Peter Berg FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, THE RUNDOWN, VERY BAD THINGS
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About The Production
Camera Work And Explosions
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 24 F-words, 8 S-words, 3 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, brutal fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Shootouts and fights.
COMEDY: Some one-liners and banter.
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good 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.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average The Kingdom begins as a political thriller, then turns into something akin to a cop action flick in a foreign setting or a police procedural. There also is a disturbing jingoistic element intended perhaps to encourage patriotic fervor in the midst of the adrenaline rush.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 119 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
6
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
11
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
49
High
98%
30+Adults (F)
41
High
90%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 119 moviegoers: TEENS:Most teens, both males and females, loved "The Kingdom." However, quite a few males did rate it only "Good," which indicates an average/OK movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:GREAT REVIEWS! Nearly everyone, both males and females, rated it very high. Highly Recommended!
ADULTS:The male reviews are great. Over three-quarters loved "The Kingdom." The remaining quarter rated it as average, which isn't bad. The female reviews are close to great. Over two-thirds truly enjoyed this movie. Most of the remaining third rated it as average. Only a small percentage rated it below average. Recommended.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Whip-smart FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx), has just received the assignment of his career: assemble an elite team and go to Riyadh to hunt down and capture the terrorist mastermind behind a deadly attack on Americans working in Saudi Arabia. The feds have only one week to infiltrate and cripple a cell bent on jihad to western society.

No training could prepare Fleury and his team for the disorienting culture shock they face once inside this scorching foreign land--a byzantine maze of profiteering politicians and storefront terrorists. Bound by handlers who refuse to play ball with the U.S., the agents quickly find the local law enforcement more hindrance than help and soon grow uncertain of anybody's allegiance.

But when a sympathetic Saudi police captain helps them navigate Riyadh politics and investigate the true cause of the attack, Fleury finds an unexpected comrade-in-arms. In their lightning fast attempt to crack the case, the partners' search leads them straight to the killers' front door. Now in a fight for their own lives, two teams on opposite sides of the war on terror won't stop until justice is found.

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