Summary: Matt Damon plays a U.S. officer looking for the truth in Iraq. When faulty information and the failure of covert operations uncover a different truth, he goes rogue, hoping to track down the truth on his own. I always have a thing about Paul Greengrass movies and that is that look and the feel of it, and what I mean about that is his movies always have that this is happen and it is bad like his other films and this one as well.
Excerpt: Roy Miller (played by Matt Damon, whose character was based from Richard Gonzalez, an Army Chief Warrant Officer) discovers inaccurate intel from a mysterious source. Story revolves around this premise coupled with lots of gunfights, abduction and chases. It's loaded of background figures, lack of better character development, dizzying camerawork and swift editing makes this picture rushed and difficult to comprehend.
Excerpt: The Bourne team are once again reunited to tell the story of a US soldier investigating WMD sites who stumbles upon a conspiracy involving the government and an Iraqi general. The combination of Paul "shakycam" Greengrass and Matt Damon, playing his usual likeable action man of the people was always going to invite comparisons with their previous collaborations.
Excerpt: Difficult to comprehend the point of Paul Greengrasses movie. As an Iraqi war movie, its a million miles behind Katherine Bigelows "The Hurt Locker with its murky action scenes and suspense free chase sequences. As a political statement, Green Zone is excessively heavy handed with sprinkles of liberal bias and a conspiracy theory that most people believe in anyway.
Excerpt: Fans of Green Zone should check out a brilliant new British film called ‘In Our Name’ opening this Friday 10th December in Curzon cinemas and countrywide via the new Curzon-On-Demand video streaming (https://www.curzoncinemas.com/film_on_demand/ - great for those of us who don’t live near an arthouse cinema!).
Summary: Enough action to keep things moving with a dramatic story that keeps up the tension. While I know fact and fiction have been mixed, just the idea this is based on true events is enough to make you think about what happens behind the scenes and how it affects millions.
Summary: Lots of action, lots of conspiracy, lots of politics, and a good cast make for a decent film. Based loosely on real events (and I really stress the word loosely), Damon plays a soldier trying to uncover the real reasons for the Iraq war. As always, the Damon-Greengrass pairing is extremely strong, and there's a pretty good supporting cast as well (though Amy Ryan isn't really given much to do).
A thriller that doesn't forget its political foundations
14 April 2010
Summary: The new offering from Paul Greengrass is an intriguing progression from his previous films. Marrying the political engagement of films such as 'Bloody Sunday' with the blockbuster attraction of the Bourne films, 'Green Zone' was always going to promise attractive viewing, and it doesn't disappoint.
Summary: One of the common threads linking films about the Iraq war is a sense of deep ambiguity about it's morality and purpose. "Green Zone" is no exception. Matt Damon skilfully portrays Roy Miller, an Army Warrant Officer whose unit is tasked with searching suspected WMD facilities for proof of the existence of Iraqi chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons.
Summary: I saw trailers for this movie on t.v (in Australia)...it seemed to be an action hero type movie...I actually wondered if this was the new "Bourne" movie for Matt Damon! Perhaps this promotional approach was due to a recent run of movies critical of the US in the current Iraq war being box-office misses.