• The Kingdom (2007)

The Kingdom

Release Date: September 28th, 2007

DVD Release Date: December 23rd, 2007

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Charged with the most important assignment of his career, federal agent Ron Fleury (Jamie Foxx) has one week to assemble a team, infiltrate and destroy a terrorist cell based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Culture shock and opposition from local law enforcement combine to hinder his progress and that of his elite team (Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman), but a sympathetic Saudi police captain becomes an unexpected comrade-in-arms.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Ali Suliman, Jeremy Piven, Richard Jenkins

Director: Peter Berg

Genres: Action , Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Forward Pass, Film 44, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Tense, 2000s, Police officer, Rivalry, Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    Though its violence is searing and brutal, the film, about four FBI agents investigating a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, shows a conscience and a brain, and if it explains things a bit simplistically at times, so much the better. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Matthew Michael Carnahan's caffeinated script isn't much concerned with balance, but it gets some anyway, from the resonant images of culture clash that Berg catches on the fly and a remarkable performance from Ashraf Barhom. show more

  • 60
    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 neither as a pointed political commentary nor as a taut thriller. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)