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Green Zone (2010)

Written By Awir Aditya on Thursday, April 22, 2010 | 9:58 PM

Genre: War/History/Action/Drama/Thriller

Starring: Matt Damon, Yigal Naor, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla

Based on the US invasion of Iraq, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) is given the task to search specific locations and look for weapons of mass destruction. Each of the sites he goes to are found empty and he doubts the authenticity of the intel. When he raises the question with his superiors, they don't agree with his theory except for CIA agent Martin Brown (Gleeson). Brown tells him that each of these sites have already been searched months ago and he and his unit are being sent on a wild goose chase. Meanwhile, while searching on another location, Miller is approached by a local named Freddie (Abdalla) who gives them the location of the General of the Iraqi army, Mohammad Al-Rawi (Naor) and some other high ranking Iraqi officials. The US government is divided on the stand that it should take on Iraq. Some want to dissolve the Iraqi army while others want to offer truce and take their help. Miller wants to get behind the entire conspiracy revolving the Iraq war and doesn't want Al-Rawi dead so fast. Coming from the makers of the Bourne series, the movie had a lot of expectations that it did live up to. The movie is not as good as Bourne but its not all that bad either. Matt Damon, as usual, puts on an amazing performance and it would be interesting to see a sequel to this movie.

Thumbs up: Matt Damon and plot
Thumbs down: Story is too simple, maybe something more complex would have helped

Rating: 8.0/10
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