The Kingdom

Though it’s shot in a very dry, almost documentary-style fashion, we shouldn’t assume that The Kingdom is realistic. It is, after all, a film where our heroes’ bullets can penetrate walls but a thin car door can easily shield the good guys. Inevitably, this film loosely inspired by real events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was criticised by its pat view of Middle Eastern current affairs, which is a silly view given that most people don’t understand the politics of their own country, let alone anybody else’s.

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