"Fighting the Muslim Jihadists"
What You Need To Know:
THE KINGDOM is a compelling thriller, but it has lots of foul language and violence. It moves into high gear in its third act with one of the year’s most intense action sequences. Although this anti-terrorist movie has a positive view of the FBI, only the Saudi leaders and the terrorists express any kind of religious faith. Finally, despite the movie’s anti-terrorism, there are a couple lines at the end that insert a moral equivalence between America’s resolve to kill Islamic terrorists and the terrorists’ resolve to kill infidels.
(BB, P, FRFR, LLL, VVV, N, A, M) Strong moral worldview that’s anti-terrorist with a positive view of the American FBI, but with some negative and positive depictions of the false religion of Islam; 35 obscenities, five strong profanities, four light profanities; very strong intense violence with blood include two huge explosions, intense gun battle, rocket propelled grenades explode, grenades explode, stabbings, men try to behead American, many people shot dead, pointblank shootings, fighting, woman doctor pulls shrapnel from dead bodies, pools of blood, and religious terrorism; no sex; upper male nudity; alcohol use; and, brief moral equivalence between Islamic terrorists and those who fight them to kill them.
THE KINGDOM is an action thriller about an investigation into a vicious terrorist attack on an American community living and working in Saudi Arabia. The action in the third act is terribly intense and exciting, but it’s not enough to lift this thriller into the pantheon of great action flicks.
Jamie Foxx stars as FBI Agent Ron Fleury who manages to send his team to Saudi Arabia to investigate the attack by the Muslim extremists. A Saudi officer, Col. Al-Ghazi, is ordered to control the team, but Fleury and his team eventually earn the respect of the Colonel and a Saudi prince.
Their investigation leads to some of the perpetrators of the attack, but neither Fleury nor the Colonel foresee the lengths to which the terrorists will go to get back at the FBI and the Colonel.
THE KINGDOM is a compelling thriller. The movie moves into high gear in its third act with one of the year’s most intense action sequences.
Although this is an anti-terrorist movie with a positive view of the FBI, only the Saudi leaders, including the Colonel, and the terrorists they face express some kind of religious faith. In fact, the Colonel complains several times about the foul language that the FBI team repeats. Finally, despite the movie’s anti-terrorism, there are a couple lines at the end that insert a moral equivalence between America’s resolve to kill Islamic terrorists and the terrorists’ resolve to kill infidels, including innocent women and children.
Thus, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for THE KINGDOM.
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