Friday, August 19, 2016

War Dogs

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.

Grade: A

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.

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