Paul Greengrass deftly helms what amounts to an action-filled thriller, but Green Zone delivers more than that. It offers an examination of the run up to the current war in Iraq, delving into the genesis of the drumbeat that led the charge. Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear are utterly believable, as are supporting players Brendan Gleeson and Amy Ryan, as well as the numerous U.S. vets portraying soldiers. Khalid Abdalla shines as an Iraqi aiding the Americans, but doing so for the sake of his own country.
***¾ (out of *****)
©2018 David R. George III
2010 • 1 HOUR, 55 MINUTES
UNIVERSAL PICTURES • STUDIOCANAL • RELATIVITY MEDIA • WORKING TITLE FILMS
• MATT DAMON
• PAUL GREENGRASS
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