War Dogs

War Dogs

War Dogs

The true story of two men who were contracted by the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. Starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller and directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover).

Two friends in their early twenties living in Miami during the first Iraq War discover and decide to exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military — a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes, violence, sexual references, coarse language and drug use115 minsUSA
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Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

A growing number of films are easy to group together as post-2010 examinations of the American Dream in practice. They've achieved extraordinary results with examples like The Wolf of Wall St, The Bling Ring, The Big Short and Spring Breakers, and average results with Pain & Gain.

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Variety

Variety

With the 'Hangover' trilogy behind him, director Todd Phillips has made his first terrific movie for grown-ups, starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a true-life tale of hip-geek arms dealers.

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Time Out

Time Out

War Dogs is insufficient with these two characters (or maybe it's these two actors), who are neither hapless and schmucky enough to sustain laughs nor venal enough to get us rooting against them.

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Stuff

Stuff

Might come with a pre-title claiming it is "based on a true story" – and it is – but in much the same way as a Friday night kebab is "based on" a cow.

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New York Post

New York Post

Phillips, also a co-writer on this mishegoss, directed this tired, lumbering, flaccid story of arms-dealing rascals as though hoping to be mistaken for Martin Scorsese - all freeze frames, voice-overs and classic rock.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The filmmaking is surprisingly lazy, even listless, stuffed with obvious music cues and unnecessary chapter breaks that merely add to the lurching, episodic rhythm.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Fun enough, as late-summer studio comedies go.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

War Dogs is a rise-and-fall narrative, and while it's genuinely shocking to see the scale of the military-industrial complex from the actual shop floor, there's not nearly as much condemnation as you might expect.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

There's plenty of darkly funny moments, but this is a largely serious movie about an entirely serious subject.

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Collider

Collider

War Dogs is an unexpected success. It's an unconventional crime narrative told with biting humour and a flippant attitude that ironically make its critiques even more devastating.

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