Green Zone

Green Zone

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Green Zone

A thriller from the director of The Bourne Ultimatum, set during the US-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, about a bunch of CIA agents and a warrant officer (Matt Damon) on the trail of certain weapons of mass destruction. A foreign correspondent (The Wire's Amy Ryan) follows their mission.

The film is based on the 2006 book Imperial Life in the Emerald City by journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran and takes place in the 'Green Zone' – a 10-square-kilometer area in central Baghdad that is the centre of international forces in the city.

2010Rating: M, Contains Violence & Offensive Language114 minsFrance, USA, Spain, UK
ThrillerWar
Director:
Paul Greengrass ('The Bourne Ultimatum', 'United 93', 'The Bourne Supremacy', 'Bloody Sunday')
Writer:
Brian Helgeland
Cast:
Matt DamonJason IsaacsGreg KinnearBrendan GleesonAmy Ryan
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Great movie

I was a bit hesitant before seeing this movie because the trailer wasn't much chop, but the movie was very good. Highly recommended. It was not the usual America self-congratulating nonsense.

5.0
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Better than 'The Hurt Locker' by a long shot.

My title says it all. I was looking forward to seeing THL after reading all the rave reviews, but was sorely let down as all it amounted to was a gigantic pile of American 'Fluff'. This movie is by far the better option. If you 'enjoy' (how can you?) war movies, and want 'entertainment' (war is NOT entertainment by any stretch of the imagination??) this...

5.0
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Action packed and attention holding,

but as for the message, well who knows, least of all the Cookies of the world with all the agenda/conspiracy supposition they like push. There are clearly questions that deserve to be answered, but if you believe Hollywood is the place to get them, wake up. Can't but agree with Flicks this time.

3.0
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You just don't get it, do you Cookie ??

The people who post inane blogs infuriate me and no doubt many others too. The 'old news' Mr Hedley refers to is the fact that the so called WMD never ever existed in the first place - NOT the protracted and unjustified Middle Eastern war that I'm sure Cookie is on his high horse about. It is disgusting that America set foot in Iraq in the first place under...

5.0
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How is this old news? Flicks review shame!

I thought it very relevant. We all wondered why are we attacking Iraq again in 2003 when they were beat the first time - when we should be finding that other guy in Afghanistan. This is relevant today and will be tomorrow. Never has it been so obvious that a government blatantly went after more than WMDs and the story deserves to be told. Bloody hell people...

4.0
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Very watchable political thriller

It's tense, incredibly fast moving and has a great story to tell about Iraq, the U.S Army and State Department. Which story that gets told to the public and what actually happens is the meat of this film

4.0
0

Bourne

If it's like the Bourne films then the book is probably better than the film.

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Variety

Variety

press

Once Damon's one-man truth squad goes off the reservation and starts behaving too much like Jason Bourne for comfort, the film begins not only spilling more blood but also leaking crucial credibility.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

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The team behind the successful run of Bourne movies have reunited for this thriller set in Iraq after the 2003 war.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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When Mr. Greengrass made “United 93,” his 2006 reconstruction of one of the Sept. 11 hijackings, some people fretted that it was too soon. My own response to Green Zone is almost exactly the opposite: it’s about time.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Made with daring and passion, it attempts the impossible and comes remarkably close to pulling it off. So close, in fact, that the skill and audacity used, the shock and awe of this highly entertaining attempt, are more significant than the imperfect results.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Christopher Rouse's rapid-fire editing nervously stitches the stunts, chases, fights and confrontations together. It's a remarkable film.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bourne goes epic. A wham-bam actioner, but its pointed political subtext ensures Damon and Greengrass deliver their most provocative mission yet.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have been having all sorts of fun by subverting the pugnacious brand of "all-American boy" that Damon first made his name with, and reinventing the angsty moppet as something of a stalking horse for the liberal Left.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

It is a thriller, not a documentary. It's my belief that the nature of the neocon evildoing has by now become pretty clear. Others will disagree. The bottom line is: This is one hell of a thriller.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Once Damon's one-man truth squad goes off the reservation and starts behaving too much like Jason Bourne for comfort, the film begins not only spilling more blood but also leaking crucial credibility.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

The team behind the successful run of Bourne movies have reunited for this thriller set in Iraq after the 2003 war.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

When Mr. Greengrass made “United 93,” his 2006 reconstruction of one of the Sept. 11 hijackings, some people fretted that it was too soon. My own response to Green Zone is almost exactly the opposite: it’s about time.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Made with daring and passion, it attempts the impossible and comes remarkably close to pulling it off. So close, in fact, that the skill and audacity used, the shock and awe of this highly entertaining attempt, are more significant than the imperfect results.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Christopher Rouse's rapid-fire editing nervously stitches the stunts, chases, fights and confrontations together. It's a remarkable film.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bourne goes epic. A wham-bam actioner, but its pointed political subtext ensures Damon and Greengrass deliver their most provocative mission yet.

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have been having all sorts of fun by subverting the pugnacious brand of "all-American boy" that Damon first made his name with, and reinventing the angsty moppet as something of a stalking horse for the liberal Left.

0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

It is a thriller, not a documentary. It's my belief that the nature of the neocon evildoing has by now become pretty clear. Others will disagree. The bottom line is: This is one hell of a thriller.

0

Great movie

I was a bit hesitant before seeing this movie because the trailer wasn't much chop, but the movie was very good. Highly recommended. It was not the usual America self-congratulating nonsense.

5.0
0

Better than 'The Hurt Locker' by a long shot.

My title says it all. I was looking forward to seeing THL after reading all the rave reviews, but was sorely let down as all it amounted to was a gigantic pile of American 'Fluff'. This movie is by far the better option. If you 'enjoy' (how can you?) war movies, and want 'entertainment' (war is NOT entertainment by any stretch of the imagination??) this...

5.0
0

Action packed and attention holding,

but as for the message, well who knows, least of all the Cookies of the world with all the agenda/conspiracy supposition they like push. There are clearly questions that deserve to be answered, but if you believe Hollywood is the place to get them, wake up. Can't but agree with Flicks this time.

3.0
0

You just don't get it, do you Cookie ??

The people who post inane blogs infuriate me and no doubt many others too. The 'old news' Mr Hedley refers to is the fact that the so called WMD never ever existed in the first place - NOT the protracted and unjustified Middle Eastern war that I'm sure Cookie is on his high horse about. It is disgusting that America set foot in Iraq in the first place...

5.0
0

How is this old news? Flicks review shame!

I thought it very relevant. We all wondered why are we attacking Iraq again in 2003 when they were beat the first time - when we should be finding that other guy in Afghanistan. This is relevant today and will be tomorrow. Never has it been so obvious that a government blatantly went after more than WMDs and the story deserves to be told. Bloody hell...

4.0
0

Very watchable political thriller

It's tense, incredibly fast moving and has a great story to tell about Iraq, the U.S Army and State Department. Which story that gets told to the public and what actually happens is the meat of this film

4.0
0

Bourne

If it's like the Bourne films then the book is probably better than the film.

0