The Kingdom (2007) Director Peter Berg and producer Michael Mann have crafted a slickly propulsive, eminently watchable action flick about an FBI team, led by Jamie Foxx, investigating…
DVD Review

The Kingdom (2007)

Jamie Foxx, The Kingdom | FOXX HUNT Jamie Foxx is the leader of an FBI team pursuing bombers in the Middle East in The Kingdom , now on DVD
FOXX HUNT Jamie Foxx is the leader of an FBI team pursuing bombers in the Middle East in The Kingdom, now on DVD

Details Release Date: Dec 23, 2007; DVD Release Date: Dec 23, 2007; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner

Director Peter Berg and producer Michael Mann have crafted a slickly propulsive, eminently watchable action flick about an FBI team, led by Jamie Foxx, investigating a bombing in Saudi Arabia. That's the problem: The Kingdom's troubling Middle East realpolitik is canceled out by its skill in blowing stuff up. (The movie's craftsmanship is spotlighted in several nicely detailed featurettes.) You'll cheer like you're at a Charles Bronson flick when Jennifer Garner stabs a terrorist in the groin, but will you feel dirty afterward? At least The Kingdom asks the question — sort of. B

Originally posted Jan 03, 2008 Published in issue #973 Jan 11, 2008 Order article reprints