The Kingdom

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"How do you stop an enemy who isn't afraid to die?"
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 7.0  (122,383)
  • 56

It is a quiet day in Saudi Arabia at an American housing compound, where families are spending their time barbecuing and playing baseball. Shots ring out, and two men in Saudi uniform begin to open fire at other men dressed like them. They proceed to commandeer a vehicle with automatic weapons, and drive around the compound shooting at any moving targets. The pair is eventually rammed by the "good guys" , bringing their rampage to a halt, but as they try to fight back, they are promptly killed. As the chaos continues, one lone officer can be seen guiding residents to follow him to safety, right before he detonates a series of bombs killing many of them. An hour later, an agent on the ground places a telephone call to the United States and speaks directly to FBI Agent Ronald Fleury, played by Jamie Foxx. After giving Fleury the run down as to what he knew, the agent was assured that Fleury would be on his way soon to figure out who the players are. Less than 15 minutes after getting off the phone with Fleury, a secondary bomb of much greater magnitude takes out many of the remaining survivors, leaving more than 100 residents and workers deceased. The Saudi government is not willing to allow any further interference by outside sources, and instead chooses to opt for diplomatic communications, with their security forces handling the heavy lifting. Fleury is told that his team will have to sit this one out, and let the diplomatic channels work its course. This is not an answer that Fleury is willing to accept, so he works his magic, at the risk of frowning leaders in Washington, and gets limited permission to put FBI boots on the ground. Peter Berg directs this political action thriller, and is supported by Chris Cooper as Grant Sykes, Jennifer Garner as Janet Mayes and Jason Bateman as Adam Leavitt.

The Kingdom
The Kingdom Scene: Al Ghazi Explains How He Wants Revenge
The Kingdom Scene: Al Ghazi Explains How He Wants Revenge

Clip - 44 sec

The Kingdom Scene: Fleury Meets With The Prince
The Kingdom Scene: Fleury Meets With The Prince

Clip - 45 sec

The Kingdom Scene: Mayes Pleads With The State Department
The Kingdom Scene: Mayes Pleads With The State Department

Clip - 23 sec

The Kingdom Scene: Fleury And Al Gharzi Argue About Who Is In Charge
The Kingdom Scene: Fleury And Al Gharzi Argue About Who Is In Charge

Clip - 49 sec

The Kingdom
The Kingdom

Trailer - 15 sec

Featurette
Featurette

Behind the Scenes - 2 min 26 sec

Description
It is a quiet day in Saudi Arabia at an American housing compound, where families are spending their time barbecuing and playing baseball. Shots ring out, and two men in Saudi uniform begin to open fire at other men dressed like them. They proceed to commandeer a vehicle with automatic weapons, and drive around the compound shooting at any moving targets.

The pair is eventually rammed by the "good guys" , bringing their rampage to a halt, but as they try to fight back, they are promptly killed. As the chaos continues, one lone officer can be seen guiding residents to follow him to safety, right before he detonates a series of bombs killing many of them.

An hour later, an agent on the ground places a telephone call to the United States and speaks directly to FBI Agent Ronald Fleury, played by Jamie Foxx. After giving Fleury the run down as to what he knew, the agent was assured that Fleury would be on his way soon to figure out who the players are.

Less than 15 minutes after getting off the phone with Fleury, a secondary bomb of much greater magnitude takes out many of the remaining survivors, leaving more than 100 residents and workers deceased.

The Saudi government is not willing to allow any further interference by outside sources, and instead chooses to opt for diplomatic communications, with their security forces handling the heavy lifting. Fleury is told that his team will have to sit this one out, and let the diplomatic channels work its course.

This is not an answer that Fleury is willing to accept, so he works his magic, at the risk of frowning leaders in Washington, and gets limited permission to put FBI boots on the ground. Peter Berg directs this political action thriller, and is supported by Chris Cooper as Grant Sykes, Jennifer Garner as Janet Mayes and Jason Bateman as Adam Leavitt.

The Kingdom is a 2007 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 56.

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  • Release Date
    2007
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 49 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (122,383)
  • Metascore
    56