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