Excerpt: Late into Green Zone , Paul Greengrass's gratifying if slightly garbled Hollywood treatment of the first months of the Iraq war, George Bush makes his inevitable appearance, in a clip pulled from the "Mission Accomplished" debacle.
Excerpt: Damon reteams with director Paul Greengrass in this disappointing retelling of the Iraq war. The film is well shot, acted, and edited, but the screenplay is so heavy-handed in its political message it was hard to take seriously.
Excerpt: Paul Greengrass’ has a directorial style that instantaneously pulls you in. His aggressive camerawork is identifiable, carefully calculated yet frenzied. Green Zone opens on the first night of the “shock and awe” campaign of the Iraq war.
Conclusion: The Iraq war is still such a hot button topic that few will watch Green Zone without having an instant opinion about what they've seen. Greengrass does absolutely outstanding work depicting the chaos of Baghdad after the fall of Hussein, but the film falls just a tad short in crafting real life...
Excerpt: In 2003 the United States invaded Iraq, claiming contrary to reports that the country possessed weapons of mass destruction. Seven years later, American soldiers are still being deployed to the desert nation despite official acknowledgement that such weapons never existed.
Excerpt: Though the last two entries in the Bourne franchise are as purely fictional as the first one, director Paul Greengrass brought an uncanny realism to the franchise, putting distance between Jason Bourne’s spy adventures and the more synthetic escapism of James Bond.