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MTV’s dead-on film critic Kurt Loder puts his finger on exactly what’s wrong with “Green Zone” — no matter what your politics. It’s an “action movie with no sense of adventure.” The shaky-camming never stops — even two guys sitting at a table are “filmed as if there’s a riot going on.” That’s just on [...]
Looks like “Green Zone” is “a bit of a disaster,” says Time’s amiable Richard Corliss. “A smidge of a calamity.” (Link courtesy of John Nolte at Big Hollywood, which ought to be your go-to site for all things “Green Zone.”) The movie cost, all told, some $230 million and looks like it could lose well [...]
My friend Steve Zeitchik is making a rather laughable case over at the LA Times movie blog:
It’s dispiriting to sit back today and soak in just how poorly “Green Zone” performed over the weekend, earning a meager $14.3 million. Depression sets in because the Paul Greengrass movie is legitimately great, a potent thriller and action [...]
A temperate response to “Green Zone” by Ross Douthat, who is disappointed by the naive, grossly oversimplified story (based on a far more nuanced book).
“Green Zone” is a flop. It opened with an abysmal $14 million weekend and is likely to plummet in its second weekend due to word of mouth, for a final gross of maybe $35 million. It’s a $100 million movie that will wind up many millions in red ink.
John Kiriakou, a 14-year CIA veteran and outspoken liberal who denounced harsh interrogation techniques used against some Gitmo prisoners, has a fast and funny memoir out, “The Reluctant Spy,” that affords startling and sometimes thrilling glimpses into CIA work. In my Sunday column, I wonder whether this liberal winds up grudgingly confirming some key conservative [...]
It is a bit of a bore when bloggers say that someone who disagrees with them is “frothing at the mouth” or “crazy mad.” It’s a way to say: I don’t have to deal with your arguments because I rule them beyond the bounds of rational discussion. Really, this is rhetorical weak sauce. It would [...]
I have an op-ed in today’s New York Post outlining my objections to the new, unbelievably slanted leftist movie “Green Zone,” starring Matt Damon and directed by Paul Greengrass.
I can’t believe what I just saw, so I’ll think about it some more before I go into detail. But if I were the kind of excitable guy who believes in boycotts, I’d say “Boycott NBC-Universal” for its appalling new anti-American flick “Green Zone,” an absurdly awful would-be actioner that stars Matt Damon as a [...]
Jonathan Foreman, my predecessor as a film critic for The Post, was embedded with the allied invasion force in Iraq in 2003 and 2005. He brings up some of the things I brought up in my original review of “The Hurt Locker,” such as the unlikeliness that a couple of enlisted men would sneak off-base [...]« Previous Entries