Green Zone

Green Zone

Green Zone

Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Jason Isaacs
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action, War
Rated: M
Running Time: 115 minutes
Release Date:
March 11, 2010
Synopsis: From the team who redefined the action genre with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum- Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon- come this edge of your seat thriller set in the days immediately following the invasion of Iraq.

Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller is done following orders...

Verdict: Green Zone follows an honest solider as he aims to find out why his team is unable to discover the correct location of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Iraq. The movie is set in 2003, during the early days of the American/Iraq war. Green Zone showcases the war between the United States Department of Defense and the CIA rather than the American and Iraq war that I expected to see. Controversially the film allows audiences to see the Iraqi people and how they experience the war. As the film showcases Iraq and their side of the war audiences are able to see how war impacts a country.

Matt Damon creates the believable American solider, Roy Miller whilst the film is fast paced, leaving you enthralled in the storyline and action. Green Zone is set in a location which looks identical to Bagdad, although I have discovered after seeing the film, Green Zone is filmed in Spain and England.

Green Zone proves how the media is manipulated and can manipulate the general public. Honestly, I was left wondering, could this be based on a true story?

Rating: ***

Brooke Hunter

Oscar winner MATT DAMON (The Bourne franchise, Invictus, The Informant!) and internationally renowned director PAUL GREENGRASS (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in Green Zone. In the film, one soldier will go as far as it takes to uncover a conspiracy that extends throughout an unstable country erupting into war.

A lone warrior is left with one option: go off reservation to find the hidden truth.

It is 2003, and U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of inspectors have been dispatched by their commanders to find weapons 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 instead stumble upon an elaborate cover-up that subverts 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. At this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.

Produced by Working Title's TIM BEVAN and ERIC FELLNER (A Serious Man, United 93), LLOYD LEVIN (Watchmen, United 93) and Greengrass, Green Zone is written by Academy Award winner BRIAN HELGELAND (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River).

Joining Damon for the timely thriller are stars GREG KINNEAR (Flash of Genius, Baby Mama) as Defense Intelligence agent Clark Poundstone BRENDAN GLEESON (In Bruges, BBC's Into the Storm) as CIA station chief Martin Brown AMY RYAN (Changeling, Gone Baby Gone) as Wall Street Journal journalist Lawrie Dayne KHALID ABDALLA (The Kite Runner, United 93) as Freddy, an Iraqi civilian who becomes Miller's translator and JASON ISAACS (Harry Potter franchise, Black Hawk Down) as the Special Forces operative who could destroy both Miller's mission and the warrant officer himself, Special Forces Lt. Col. Briggs.

For Green Zone, Greengrass reunites a stellar behind-the-scenes crew from previous projects. His production team includes director of photography BARRY ACKROYD (The Hurt Locker, United 93) production designer DOMINIC WATKINS (The Bourne Supremacy, United 93) Oscar-winning editor CHRISTOPHER ROUSE (The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) composer JOHN POWELL (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy) and visual effects supervisor PETER CHIANG (The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93). Joining the key crew as the film's costume designer is SAMMY SHELDON (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Stardust).

The executive producers for the film are Working Title's DEBRA HAYWARD and LIZA CHASIN (State of Play, Frost/Nixon).


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