The Kingdom is a fictional film based upon current, real-life events surrounding the often contentious relationship between America and Saudi Arabia. In truth, The Kingdom does exist however it is referred to as The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For most Americans; Saudi Arabia is associated as being the largest exporter of oil and more recently with terrorism.
The movie begins with a brief explanation of how relations began between the two countries. To give viewers fair warning; be prepared to view the realities of everyday life for both Americans and Arabs. The Kingdom is best described as part action-part psychological thriller surrounding an investigation into a terrorist-related war crime. This movie is a wild ride that ends with a revelation into the complexities of opposing cultures.