Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Kingdom Worth a Visit

The Pitch: An American FBI unit is begrudgingly sent to Saudi Arabia with limited time and resources to find out who was behind a devastating bombing attack on American civilians.

The Good:
The opening credits which through voice-over and animated timeline give us a brief, but entertaining history of Saudi Arabia. Peter Berg’s direction. Jason Bateman is surprisingly good -- I didn’t realize he could be a tough guy. The kidnapping / shootout / rescue scenes will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Bad:
What happens if you’re even suspected of a crime in the Saudi military.

The Ugly:
What eventually happens to most bomb makers.

The Summary: “The Kingdom”
doesn’t, pardon the expression, blast out of the shoot. It takes it’s time to tell the story, but once the kidnapping takes place things really move. I enjoyed it.


Anonymous said...

just added this movie to my netflix que.....

I am a jason bateman fan ever since that show he did when he was a kid...cant rember the name of it...

im glad he is still in the biz and working....


Craig Zablo said...

Let me know how you like it MT!