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The Kingdom (2007)

The Kingdom

Overview


Genre

Action, Thriller

Release Date

September 28, 2007

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

110 min.

Production Budget

$80 millions

Studio

Universal Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Peter Berg

Producer

Peter Berg, Michael Mann, Scott Stuber

Screenwriter

Matthew Michael Carnahan

Starring

Story


Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx leads an all-star ensemble in a timely thriller that tracks a powder-keg criminal investigation shared by two cultures chasing a deadly enemy ready to strike again in "The Kingdom."

When a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. While diplomats slowly debate equations of territorialism, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Foxx) quickly assembles an elite team (Oscar winner Chris Cooper and Golden Globe winners Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman) and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing.

Upon landing in the desert kingdom, however, Fleury and his team discover Saudi authorities suspicious and unwelcoming of American interlopers into what they consider a local matter. Hamstrung by protocol�and with the clock ticking on their five days�the FBI agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts, who want to locate the terrorist in their homeland on their own terms.

Fleury's crew finds a like-minded partner in Saudi Colonel Al-Ghazi (Ashraf Barhoum), who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist cell bent on further destruction. With these unlikely allies sharing a propulsive commitment to crack the case, the team is led to the killer's front door in a blistering do-or-die confrontation. Now in a fight for their own lives, strangers united by one mission won't stop until justice is found in "The Kingdom."

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Jamie Foxx as Ronald Fluery in Universal Pictures' The Kingdom (2007)
Ashraf Barhom as Col. Al-Ghazi and Jamie Foxx as Ronald Fluery in Universal Pictures' The Kingdom (2007)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Chris Cooper
The Kingdom Los Angeles Premiere
Sep 17, 2007
Jada Pinkett Smith
The Kingdom Los Angeles Premiere
Sep 17, 2007

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Where the movie stumbles most is in trying to be more than an action thriller..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..a xenophobic, overblown, revenge-driven action thriller..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..exciting and thoroughly entertaining..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]