Fresh off the buzz from their last two Jason Bourne installments, director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon graft their patented punchiness onto an Iraq War-based story about the hunt for WMDs and the political machinations behind it. If the film had worked, the results could have been the birth of a new genre: the action muckraker. But Green Zone fails on both counts, as thriller and smart drama.
Green Zone opens wide today. You can read the full review at Film Journal International.