An elite FBI team sent to find a killer in Saudi Arabia. Now they have become the target.
Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Ali Suliman, Jeremy Piven, Richard Jenkins
|Screenplay||Matthew Michael Carnahan|
|Editing||Colby Parker Jr., Kevin Stitt|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Universal Pictures, Forward Pass, Film 44, Relativity Media, Stuber/Parent, THINKFilm|
|Language||Strong and frequent|
|Violence||Frequent, intense and sustained|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Zane Henry Hollywood blinkers for Saudi thrill.
Laetitia Pople Die fliek kom effens stadig of dreef, maar daarna is daar geen keer nie.
Kenneth Turan Hackneyed thriller bombs out.
Nils van der Linden Four cardboard cut-out heroes with about as much depth as The A-Team.
Peter Feldman The scripting is intelligent and the sharp build-up and subsequent battle with the perpetrators make for heart-thumping viewing.
Barry Ronge I was strongly engaged by the film and was entertained throughout.
Neil Smith Simplistic in the extreme and riddled with clichés, the quality of its execution can't excuse the dubiousness of its premise.
Jason Anderson The Kingdom is a valiant but ultimately repulsive attempt to recast the war on terror in terms that any Seagal fan can understand.
James Berardinelli Overall, 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.
Peter Travers The Kingdom could have been a jingoistic CSI: Riyadh, and sometimes it is.
As 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.
Tomatometer Ultimately collapses under the weight of formula and muddled politics.
What the People say
7206 Netizens Neither here nor there
Average .. 55%