Green Zone
2010
***
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla, Jason Isaacs, Yigal Naor

Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller leads a squad assigned to locate Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, the reason behind the entire war, but they keep drawing blanks. They come into contact with a wanted Iraqi General who may be connected to their so-far fruitless mission. Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon continue on the path they forged in The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum with another epileptically edited action thriller about a lonely, idealistic hero who wants to uncover the truth. This time the central conspiracy is rooted firmly in reality, so much so that the plot revelations hardly come as a surprise this many years after the fact. Inspired by Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s non-fiction book Imperial Life in the Emerald City.