In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, terrorists attack a compound for foreign workers, killing over a hundred people, including Francis Manner, the FBI's lead agent in Saudi Arabia. Diplomacy concerning the bombing is slow, so Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) leads an elite team (Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner) to a five‑day mission to Saudi Arabia to capture the bomber. Unfortunately, Saudi Arabia's bureacracy, protocol, and tension with the United States make the FBI team's expertise worthless without the cooperation of Saudi officials, who feel that the bombing is a local, not an international, affair. However, Fleury's crew gains the trust of Saudi Colonel Al‑Ghaz, who guides the team through the foreign politics to help them unlock the secrets of the bombing. The team is led to the killer's front door, but the journey there was one of chaos and havoc.
With all the conflict in the Middle East, "The Kingdom" is provocative and emotional, manifesting what it is like to be in a hostile environment and dealing with completely different customs. Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, and Jennifer Garner, as well as the rest of the cast, were phenomenal, exhibiting great chemistry among one another and bringing conviction and emotion to their roles. The similarities and, at the same time, the drastic differences of the ideals of the opposing sides of conflict was further treat. A definite must‑see.