Although this a fictional narrative, it was inspired by two true events - bombings. One which occurred at the Khobar housing complex in 1996 and the other at the Riyadh compound in 2003. Al-Qaeda set off a bomb during a softball game at an American Oil company housing compound, killing both Americans and Saudis. The FBI back in Washington D.C.. is then called in to investigate the bombings led by Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) and Special Agent Janet Mayes (Jennifer Garner).
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The case is particularly close to Mayes as she knew one of the victims. Fluery seems to be a "whatever it takes agent" as he is determined on bringing the assailants to justice. He at one point blackmails a Saudi Ambassador so that he will allow the FBI team to investigate in Saudi Arabia and another time he persuades a Prince that Colonel al-Ghazi is qualified enough to lead the investigation. This movie mirrors the terroristic reality we know and the agents must also protect their own lives while being out for justice.
Best part of story, including ending:
That it was based on actual events.
Best scene in story:
When Fluery blackmails the Saudi Ambassodor to gain access into Saudi Arabia.
Opinion about the main character:
I liked that he was willing to get it done by any means necessary.