The Kingdom (DVD)

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After a suicide bomb goes off in an American compound in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi police are making a hash of the investigation, so it's up to Jamie Foxx and his FBI A-Team to show them how it's done. Most of 'The Kingdom' is a standard detective thriller, in which four sassy, gum-chewing, maverick Americans out-manoeuvre the incompetent, superstitious, red-tape-tangled Arabs. And then, in the last 20 minutes, it turns into a gory action movie, in which the Americans prove that they're a hell of a lot better at shooting than Arabs are, too.