We watched The Kingdom at the weekend. It’s one of those very worthy films that feels like it’s trying to say something profound about the state of humanity and of the world.
While I enjoyed the film greatly — some excellent acting — the trouble was that I wasn’t ever sure exactly what it was trying to say. The punchline at the end tried too hard and just confused me, especially in light of everything that had led up to it.
It’s tense and interesting, the acting is superb and the Saudi police colonel in particular is an excellent character, but I just don’t know it wanted me to take away.
Still worth a watch, though, and the opening timeline sequence is beautifully done.