Monday, October 08, 2007

Updated: The Kingdom

Director: Peter Berg
Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan
Cinematography: Mauro Fiore
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

The Kingdom is a straightforward story of a terrorist incident in the American compound in the country of Saudi Arabia and the FBI response team that fights to enter the country and investigate the crime. It has some good dialogue, solid acting, and though it is not a perfect film (it's a Hollywood movie after all, not a documentary) it takes terrorism and the enemy that we face seriously and deserves our attention.

Update: Jeff Goldsmith of Creative Screenwriting devotes an hour interviewing the writer of this film in his latest podcast. You can listen to it here.

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