The actors work hard to concoct some chemistry, but it's tough to be Tracy and Hepburn, let alone Doris Day and Rock Hudson, when you're trying to get your mouth around lines that wouldn't pass muster on a UPN sitcom.
As a deeply personal work about free-floating existential identities, this 1989 film has the kind of grit and feeling that few action comedies can muster, with Eastwood and Peters interesting and unpredictable throughout.
I am a complete movie buff and I have to say, The Kingdom is one of the BEST (terrorist\/CIA) movies I've seen. This movie wasn't advertised much and I didn't know about it when it came out in theaters, but it is a MUST BUY and a MUST SEE for your movie collection. 5+ enthusiastic thumbs up. If you see this movie, I can assure you'll be recommending it to others as well. Great movie!
More epic than it needs to be and less profound than it should be, "Jolene" remains a watchable excursion into human frailty and foibles.
- Los Angeles Times, 2010-11-04
Chastain proves near-heroic embodying Jolene's innate strength and incremental wisdom. Yet she also makes us understand how the heroine's wobbly resistance to manipulative characters is overwhelmed time and again.