• 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 , Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Forward Pass, Film 44, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Ultimately, this jingo-bingo action thriller squarely hits its target, then delivers a delayed-action message contrary to everything that has preceded it. Berg heroizes the plucky Americans, but in the closing scenes of his ripping action flick, sucker-punches them. It's as if this populist Syriana frags itself. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The Kingdom comes down to a police procedural, and one whose procedures prove none too interesting. 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

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Awards

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