It's quite sad that an action film as expertly made and as smartly written as Peter Berg's THE KINGDOM is getting the shrug from a majority of the nation's critics. I just don't get it sometimes--did I see a completely different movie than everyone else?
AO Scott, one of the lead critics at the New York Times, seems to be about the only big-name critic who actually got what Berg and screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan were after. Check his review out here: http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/09/28/movies/28king.html?ref=movies
THE KINGDOM is way better than it's 56% Rotten Tomato score would lead you to believe. I will have a full review later this weekend after I see the film for a second time on Sunday.