Thursday, March 11, 2010


Starring: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan and Brendan Gleeson

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission. Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region. And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth. (Universal Pictures)

Rated: R for violence and language

Bottom Line: Please don’t mistake this for THE BOURNE IDENTITY 4. I loved some of it, liked a lot of it and was completely turned off by the rest - and with its frenzied, high-octane action, implausible military circumstances and unveiled political stance, GREEN ZONE plays like an irrelevant, Frankenstein-like mix-tape with hits and misses from the likes of Jason Bourne, Jack Bauer and Michael Moore.

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