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Green Zone

Director:  Paul Greengrass
Year Released:  2010
Rating:  1.5

Good soldier Matt Damon searches around Iraq for those pesky WMD, but surprise surprise there are none, and he suspects there's a cover-up ... he also gets some assistance from Good CIA officer Brendan Gleeson and a lot of interference from Bad CIA drone Greg Kinnear. When it isn't a shaky (sometimes incredibly dark) chase movie - running down side streets, shooting down side streets, driving down side streets - it's an obvious soap-box rant about how the Iraq Occupation was just a cooked-up scheme, which should be already quite clear to those with even a loose knowledge of the news. It has action, then it stops to preach, then it has more action, then more preaching, all the while failing to develop complex characters (especially Damon's): at the end, a Good Iraqi takes out a Bad Iraqi. It isn't "our" country, etc.

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