Cynics might look at Green Zone — directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon — as Bourne in Baghdad. Early critic reviews are all over the map.
"It's a remarkable film."
— Kirk Honeycutt, Variety
"...works mainly because of the hardworking, always-believable Damon."
— J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"...[director] Paul Greengrass' high-voltage action drama does a better job of defining where the U.S. went hopelessly wrong on Iraq than it does in creating a plausible suspense scenario."
— Todd McCarthy, Variety
"...a strangely dated, foolishly grandiose, simplistically angry fictional war-zone thriller about how one patriot blows the lid off America's missteps in Iraq."
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"...a laughably preposterous slam-bang military saga..."
— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine