The Kingdom

An elite FBI team sent to find a killer in Saudi Arabia. Now they have become the target.


The Kingdom
After two terrorists blow themselves and 100 Americans up in a secure compound in Saudi Arabia, a crack team of American investigators get permission for a 5-day investigation. However politics keeps getting in the way, and, as the short deadline looms closer and closer, things get a little heated under the desert sun.

114 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Ali Suliman, Jeremy Piven, Richard Jenkins
Director
Peter Berg
ScreenplayMatthew Michael Carnahan
MusicDanny Elfman
CinematographyMauro Fiore
EditingColby Parker Jr., Kevin Stitt
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorUIP
Made in2007
Produced byUniversal Pictures, Forward Pass, Film 44, Relativity Media, Stuber/Parent, THINKFilm

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, intense and sustained
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconHollywood blinkers for Saudi thrill.
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconDie fliek kom effens stadig of dreef, maar daarna is daar geen keer nie.
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconHackneyed thriller bombs out.
5
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconFour cardboard cut-out heroes with about as much depth as The A-Team.
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconThe scripting is intelligent and the sharp build-up and subsequent battle with the perpetrators make for heart-thumping viewing.
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconI was strongly engaged by the film and was entertained throughout.
10
BBC
Neil Smith quote iconSimplistic in the extreme and riddled with clichés, the quality of its execution can't excuse the dubiousness of its premise.
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThe Kingdom is a valiant but ultimately repulsive attempt to recast the war on terror in terms that any Seagal fan can understand.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconOverall, however, the film is smart and engaging, and if it plays a little on our fears of the next big terrorist attack, it does so without feeling exploitative.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe Kingdom could have been a jingoistic CSI: Riyadh, and sometimes it is.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconAs a shoot 'em up version of those CSI TV shows, it's a crackerjack experience. But you'll need your maps and history books for anything beyond that.
12
Metacritic.com
37 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
169 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconUltimately collapses under the weight of formula and muddled politics.
10

What the People say

Internet
7206 Netizens quote iconNeither here nor there
15

Average .. 55%

11




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