Green Zone

Green Zone

DVD - 2010
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During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction 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 stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission.

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garyusa007
Apr 17, 2017

Enjoyed the movie (again!). Matt Damon convincing in role. I suspect there is more than a grain of truth in the story. (LOVE our military, a big 'thank-you'; support our troops and listen to those on the ground not 'administrators'.
Greg Kinnear also played his role well.

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Nursebob
Aug 12, 2016

By now Bush and Blair's myth of Iraqi WMDs is established fact, they existed only as a propaganda tool and after the lie was uncovered a round of official denials and regrets were quickly rattled off and just as quickly forgotten. But that doesn't lessen the dramatic impact of Paul Greengrass' aggressive and highly kinetic film with its flashes and bangs and swooping cameras speeding down gutted alleys or soaring over suburban ruins. The gathering storm between various government interests is expertly conveyed through tight shots and a mounting score while scenes of destitute civilians add a bitter irony to images of Westerners sipping cocktails by the pool in Baghdad's secured "green zone". Only Damon's stone-faced search for the truth seems over-baked---at any moment I expected to see him waving a six-gallon hat from atop a white steed. An angry, accusative film, equal parts fabricated thriller and political polemic. The names may have been changed and the politics oversimplified (the infighting between various Iraqi factions is given a mere footnote) but then again, in times of war "the truth" is more elusive than peace and more volatile than bombs.

BookReviewer2015 Sep 28, 2014

Great action-thriller film!

Based on the interesting book Imperial Life in the Emerald City!

Matt Damon gives an excllent performance.

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hammer59
Aug 27, 2014

Very good movie! Explains the grave errors the Bush Administration made that contributed to the epic failure we have today with Isis.

I recently viewed "Lone Survivor" with Mark Wahlberg which was OK....but this was superior in many ways.

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uzebdrumz
Aug 08, 2014

Military intelligence. Is it an oxymoron? Watch the US military fighting themselves in a war of public opinion aided by investigative journalists, grassroots civilians, and clashing military & CIA officials.

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tenet
Feb 22, 2014

Rated 4/10.

harrybrowne Aug 27, 2013

Matt Damon is a surprisingly good actor (see the film Hereafter, directed by Clint Eastwood) and he is good here too. A well done, fast paced, somewhat predictable film about poltiical corruption, lies, treachery, deceit and warmongering...sound familiar? Still happening today. Bush/Obama...no difference. As The Who sang: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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0cho
Jul 22, 2013

Lots of action, an interesting conspiracy theory movie, good setting and acting. I enjoyed the movie and thought it was well done.

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aqiva
Dec 26, 2012

zzzzzzzzzzz.
about the same as some espionage, war tv shows. good for a relaxing nap in front of your tv.

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NobleSix
Nov 17, 2012

This is just another Hollywood propaganda film on Iraq. No WMDs. What a big crock of B.S. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People seem to forget how Saddam massacred the Kurds with them and in 2003 two U.S. Army EOD personell were exposed to a nerve agent while disarming an IED.(Will have more info later.)

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Sep 19, 2010

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