Green Zone

Green Zone

La Zone Verte

DVD - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
24
1
1
"Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: [Universal City, Calif.] : Universal ; Toronto : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, c2010
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Green 6939
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: Zone verte [DVD]

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

7
7626dee
May 08, 2018

Seriously need to use good military advisors when making a war film. Grunts protect grunts first and foremost, No Delta force or Special Ops type is going to be led around by a empty suit to do his nefarious bidding even for the CINC Shrub who screwed it all up. Yeah our country made a huge mistake and it started and ended at the top-military troops at the shooting and killing level could care less, survival comes first. Hollywood loves to play at war but simply doesn't get it and never will.

n
Nooksack20
Oct 25, 2017

Pretty good flick with plenty of action and political intrigue. Damon is convincing in his role as a Chief Warrant Officer with a no nonsense attitude. It's all about the WMD controversy and the infighting between the Pentagon and the CIA. Worth a watch.

g
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.

n
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.

h
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.

u
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.

t
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.

0
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.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

i
iwasthewalrus
Sep 19, 2010

iwasthewalrus thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top