The Kingdom (2007) Synopsis
Federal agents seek a terrorist cell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Matthew Michael Carnahan's caffeinated script isn't much concerned with balance, but it gets some anyway, from the resonant images of...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Though its violence is searing and brutal, the film, about four FBI agents investigating a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, shows a...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Berg has an excellent eye for violent extravaganza and the action - especially a 10-15 minute set piece midway through - is as cleansing as...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Ultimately, this jingo-bingo action thriller squarely hits its target, then delivers a delayed-action message contrary to everything that...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie ends on a plaintive can’t-we-all-get-along note, but at heart it’s a Charles Bronson flick. It mashes the revenge button the real...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Director Peter Berg's frenetic style heightens tension and a sense of disorientation. But some will find its chaotic quality dizzying and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Berg's movie is no more than an action movie with an exotic backdrop. That would be fine, if only the movie were more exciting. It succeeds...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Kingdom comes down to a police procedural, and one whose procedures prove none too interesting.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The opening is spectacular, but the rest is fairly routine.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
So shameless is The Kingdom, ignoring consequence and treating its audience like cash-dispensing machines with buttons to be pushed rather...
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This one Rocks!!!!

By jgarduna
Go see this one! I got to go see this one about 2 months ago at a pre screening Everyone in the entire place loved it, action and emotion with a point. This really is a must see for any one who...

Intense Respect

By nerdcola
I'm not into military or political topic movies but this was a serious kick in the teeth. Painting the picture for everyone to get a glimpse of the culture and power of both our love and hate of...

The Kingdom is Exhilirating!!!

By MamaMashie
The acting is gr8!! the plot moves at an exciting pace, I have not seen many movies w/ Jamie Foxx (he is a fantastic, as is everyone else) the last 20-30 mins had me excited, scared and on the edge of...


By The Roo
If you are concerned about the world we live in, you must see this film. You will be shocked, angered and relieved. The emotions run high and the violence is real and in your face. It's the world we...

the kingdom is the real deal

By dmac2000ws
watching the movie within the first 15 minutes took me back to when i was in iraq in 2003 from the barracks to the american compounds usually frequented by brown and root workers, the acting was...

This Is Real Life!!

By davemanbme
WOW! The Kingdom made me really open my eyes and see what we are truly up against in our fight against terrorism! I sincerely believe that this movie shows us what our military and our government are...


By sherriaalbu
This movie was way to violent!!! The trailers were to vague on the violence that really was at this film. I was very close to walking out but I was in to small of a theater, it was the worst...

Must See

By schmeddy49
I have always believed that if you are going to send men and women into harms way, you better be able to watch a movie like this. Is this a movie for the whole family. NO! It lives up to its...

It's An Ok Movie!

By tlmac1952
The movie was OK...I thought the acting was pretty good. The first half of the movie is a little slow but then it builds into a sit on the edge of your seat ending but then you are kind of let down...


By xxkarmaxx
The kingdom wuz awsum i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!...

More Info

Rated R | For intense sequences of brutal violence, and for language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Intense, bloody look at Mid East violence.
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