Friday, August 19, 2016
Miles Teller and Jonah Hill star as two old friends who reunite for one purpose - to make loads of money brokering arms deals for the U.S. government. Based on a true story from 2008, this somewhat surprising gem from Todd Phillips (The Hangover) perfectly blends drama, comedy, and a bit of action and once again proves Phillips to be an excellent filmmaker, and reminds us that Teller and Hill are multifaceted actors and not just movie stars. And as a bonus, Bradley Cooper also pops up in a terrific supporting role. Sure, it may be a bit predictable, but the ride is really fun nonetheless.
Who is this movie for? It's enjoyable, dark, and dramatic, sprinkled with comedy and action, and one of the best wide releases of the year.