Rent The Kingdom (2007)

3.3 of 5 from 250 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
A team of elite FBI agents sent to Saudi Arabia to solve a brutal mass murder find themselves in a race against time to find a killer before he strikes again. Out of their element, under heavy fire and trusting no-one, the team must join forces with their Saudi counterparts. As these unlikely allies begin to unlock the secrets of the crime, the team is led into a heart-stopping, do-or-die confrontation.
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Directors:
Producers:
Peter Berg, Michael Mann, Scott Stuber
Writers:
Matthew Michael Carnahan
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/01/2008
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary With Director Peter Berg
  • The Apartment Shootout - Four distinct featurettes explore the making from the edge-of-your-seat apartment shoot out, from the point of view of each of the main characters
  • Creating The Kingdom - 8 Mini Featurettes take you behind the scenes of the production of the Kingdom
  • Interactive Timeline - Discover the turbulent history of the region in which The Kingdom is set
  • Constructing the Freeway Sequence See how the filmmakers created the stunning freeway high jacking and gun battle
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/01/2009
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The mission dossier
  • The mission dossier: Surveillance
  • Character by character: The apartment shootout
  • Picture in picture
  • Deleted scenes
  • History of The kingdom an interactive timeline
  • Feature commentary with director Peter Berg
  • Constructing the freeway sequence
  • Creating the kingdom

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Reviews (3) of The Kingdom

Excellent - The Kingdom review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
24/10/2007

The film starts with a terrorist attack in UAE claiming the lives of hundreds of Western families and locals. Jamie Foxx plays an FBI agent sent to The Kingdom with his team to investigate and assist the local Police in finding the perpetrators of the attack. There are frustrations caused by political manouevring and culture clashes. An interesting exploration of the differences in these cultures which leaves you thinking about how they can ever co-exist peacefully while some people hold certain beliefs and prejudices. Excellent film with modern storyline, good script and strong performances. The camera work adds to the excitement of the film and the confusion.

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

cobblers - The Kingdom review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
27/03/2008

I was so dissapointed with this nonsense. Americans save the world, again yawn! Politaclly, socially and culturally incorrect, gun toting crap and US bravado that only serves to made the rest of the world despair at the bullshit they propogate.

Don't bother- unless you regularly hold long and diverse conversations with your goldfish.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Exciting, action-packed movie about the paradox of Saudi Arabia - The Kingdom review by PV

Spoiler Alert
05/08/2014

Although occasionally resembling The Fantastic Four, with all-American and achingly diverse (woman, tick; black lead, tick...) cartoon superheroes saving the world and not suffering so much as a scratch whilst all the natives around them fall like flies, this is a well-made and genuinely exciting film that will have you on the edge of your seat. The action and bomb sequences are impressive and startling, in all ways, and the script keeps you guessing. Real adrenalin here.

OK, so it's an action movie and follows the tropes of those. But this has more - a thoughtful consideration of the paradox that is Saudi Arabia. That is why I award 4 stars to this. A couple of laugh out loud lines too.

The ending is particularly poignant, and unusual for an action movie; this is so much more than good guys versus bad guys.

And the first 5 minutes is perhaps the best potted history of Saudi Arabia ever put on film, which explains clearly the pact made by the Saud family and the Wahabi Islamic extremists (who want to destroy all books, all images, everything except the Koran). I doubt very much devout Muslims or Saudi nationals will be fans of The Kingdom, however...

After watching this, I'm just glad I never took that teaching job in Saudi Arabia (despite the money...)

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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