Team America: World Police

Team America: World Police

Team America: World Police

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone bring you comedy puppetry on a global scale, in the style of Gerry Anderson's string-operated Thunderbirds. A satire on blockbuster actioners, it follows Team America as they face off with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il and, worse still, Hollywood do-gooders Samuel L Jackson, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, and Matt Damon - the puppets, not the people. 

Actors parodied in the film were for the most ok with it, except Sean Penn. Penn (portrayed as an anti-American) sent Parker and Stone an angry letter with a sign-off of "F**k you".

Team America sparked a few controversies in America for its divisive subject matter (America's role in the war on terror), its profanity, and its perceived right-wing politics.

2004Rating: MA15+, Sexual references98 minsUSA, Germany
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Variety

Variety

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All told, the clever visual bits and hilarious songs don't entirely compensate for the many flat or beyond-over- the-top spells.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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More satisfying as a straight-ahead blow 'em up than as a satire.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Like a cocky teenager who's had a couple of drinks before the party, [Parker and Stone] don't have a plan for who they want to offend, only an intention to be as offensive as possible.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Entertaining as it is at the start, Team America ends up falling back on the kind of foul language that feels more forced than exuberant.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The film is only intermittently funny and truly does raise a question of how often can one resort to the same foul words for laughs without becoming tiresome.

Variety

Variety

press

All told, the clever visual bits and hilarious songs don't entirely compensate for the many flat or beyond-over- the-top spells.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

More satisfying as a straight-ahead blow 'em up than as a satire.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Like a cocky teenager who's had a couple of drinks before the party, [Parker and Stone] don't have a plan for who they want to offend, only an intention to be as offensive as possible.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Entertaining as it is at the start, Team America ends up falling back on the kind of foul language that feels more forced than exuberant.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film is only intermittently funny and truly does raise a question of how often can one resort to the same foul words for laughs without becoming tiresome.

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