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Green Zone

Green Zone

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

STARRING
• MATT DAMON

ALSO STARRING
• GREG KINNEARBRENDAN GLEESONAMY RYANKHALID ABDALLAJASON ISAACS

WRITTEN BY
• BRIAN HELGELAND (SCREENPLAY)
• RAJIV CHANDRASEKARAN (INSPIRED BY THE BOOK IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY BY)

DIRECTED BY
• PAUL GREENGRASS

NO 2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

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