THE KINGDOM (2004 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

The Kingdom—despite generally poor reviews—completely succeeds in action scenes and portrayal of story. Action scenes score 95/100 and portrayal scores 90/100. The movie may not have a large storyline, but it goes down well—completely palatable and manageable. Jennifer Garner pulls off a completely realistic and refreshing action scene fighting brutal hand-to-hand combat female to male that is memorable—above criticism. The movie’s timing works as well as the Clint Eastwood directed timing in Million Dollar Baby except it works on a larger scale notably suited to big screen presentation.

Storyline

In response to a bitter terrorist attack, the United States launches a special task force to investigate.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Peter Berg for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Sarah Aubrey, John Cameron, Ryan Kavanaugh, Mary Parent, and Steven P. Saeta for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx), Grant Sykes (Chris Cooper), Janet Mayes (Jennifer Garner), Adam Leavitt (Jason Bateman), Colonel Faris Al Ghazi (Ashraf Barhom), Sergeant Haytham (Ali Suliman), Damon Schmidt (Jeremy Piven), Robert Grace (Richard Jenkins), Aaron Jackson (Tim McGraw), Francis Manner (Kyle Chandler), Elaine Flowers (Frances Fisher), Gideon Young (Danny Huston), Ellis Leach (Kelly AuCoin), and Maricella Canavesio (Anna Deavere Smith).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie has its place and exceeds the viewing quality of 13 Hours. Director Peter Berg has got the Ben Meyers’ ticket for a job well done.

Ben Meyers

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