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The Kingdom
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Directed By
Peter Berg

Written By:
Matthew Michael Carnahan

Cast:
Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Chris Cooper, Jeremy Piven, Brooke Langton, Frances Fisher, Kyle Chandler, Tom Bresnahan, Richard Jenkins, Trevor St. John, Ali Suliman, Christina Leigh, Brian Mahoney, Stephen Bishop, Aaron Michael Lacey, Nito Larioza, Schuster Vance, Kevin Brief, Anthony Burch, Merik Tadros, Minka Kelly, Amy Hunter, Bob Huff, Raad Rawi, Anthony Martins, Brian Mulligan, Kelly AuCoin, Ronald Axell, Louie Palmieri, Yasmine Hanani, Andrew Astor, Hrach Titizian, Anthony Casanova, Marcus Jordan, Ahmed Al-Ibrahim, Tj Burnett, Taylor Hogue, Hope Fogle, Sam Georges Sad, Jimmy Flowers, Elie Khoury, Andrew Hogue, Merek Browne, Lanny Rethaber, Anthony Batarse, Michael Clossin, Jett Alexander, Daniel Barrios, Brody M. Tardy, Molly Gum, Amir Mahmoud, Saleem Hassan Erakat, Damien Weimer, Andrew Stirling, Louie Vergara, Ravi Devineni, Michael LeDesma, Ryan Weaver, Roderick LeDesma, Byron Browne, Donyell Hinton, Stephanie Love, Ashraf Barhom, Kavita Parbhakar, Rami Najjar, Aspen Ott, Ara Boghosian


 
The Kingdom (2007)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
July 22nd, 2008

Which side do you think Allah's on?

Favorite Movie Quote: "Can we dial down the boobies?"

An excellent look at the differences between the Islamic terrorists and Americans, and how we are also so much the same.

The movie really started slowly, but that is what happens in all relationships. It took time for Agent Fleury (Jaime Foxx) to get close to Colonel Farris (Ashraf Barhom) and get the things they wanted. They had to establish that they were professionals looking to end this madness.

The rest of the team was also great. I love anything Chris Cooper does, Jennifer Garner was super, and Jason Bateman was great as the reluctant member of the team.

Damon Schmidt (Jeremy Piven) was a typical a**hole bureaucrat, and I loved it when he almost lost it.

Then the action really started with some magnificent stunt work. When the convoy moves down the freeway, and an SUV rear ends a Mercedes that explodes, setting off a multi car crash including cannon rolls, T-bones and pyrotechnics, you were just glued to your seat. Even Zoe Bell (Grindhouse) was in on the action. A great chase, and real action at the end.

But, let us not forget that it will really never end.

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