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Green Zone [2010]


A U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (Matt Damon) deployed in Baghdad during the "Shock and Awe" stage of the Iraq war is sent on one mission after another to scout out areas identified as housing WMDs. After every one turns up nothing he begins to question the veracity of the intelligence reports and ultimately questions why the U.S. is even there. Also with Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Antoni Corone, Nicoye Banks, Bijan Daneshmand, Jerry Della Salla, Jason Isaacs, Brendan Gleeson, Igal Naor and Khalid Abdalla. Directed by Paul Greengrass. [1:55 - R]


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"Green Zone looks at an American war in a way almost no Hollywood movie ever has: We're not the heroes, but the dupes... The bottom line is: This is one hell of a thriller."

- Roger Ebert

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"Not since a Nam-scarred Sly Stallone asked, “Do we get to win this time?” in Rambo: First Blood Part II has an American action star been deployed to rewrite history so thoroughly...it’s like a big, revisionist do-over."

- Joshua Rothkopf



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Lou Lumenick | New York Post
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Scott Tobias | Onion AV Club
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Connie Ogle | Miami Herald
Steven Rea | Philadelphia Inquirer
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Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
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Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Todd McCarthy | Variety
Anthony Lane | The New Yorker
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
David Edelstein | New York Magazine
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York

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