War Dogs (2016)
A lot of fun.
Story: It's very simple but honestly that is fine.
This movie tries so hard to be funny, yet it falls flat every time. Just another example of recycled ideas repackaged with women in an attempt to appeal to a certain audience.
It is encouraging that the film ends so strongly.Otherwise, it wouldn't have been a particularly memorable film
War Dogs seemingly came and went, though the film wasn't a box office success like Todd Philips previous films, this film has a very different feel, in a good way and is entertaining throughout. Most specify the performances from both leads, especially Jonah Hill portraying a young character in which he has played similar before. For his reasons, the film elevates and feels better given the performance.Another reason as to why this film is quite entertaining is the subject matter, as it's rougly based on a true story, which is quite eye opening to us whom are unfamiliar to these type of elements. Although quite predictable within the end, War Dogs is still an engaging watch and better than expected.
Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), David Packouz (Milles Teller) renew their friendship at a funeral in Miami. Packouz is working as a masseuse, a job he hates and Hill has started his own business after working for his uncle selling guns. Together they secure an almost 300 million contact with the US government to sell arms to the allies in Afganistan. Working with Henry, an arms dealer expert (Bradley Cooper), what could go wrong? Done as a comedy, but you can still learn quite a bit about arms deals and come away wondering, did these guys really do this? This film is based on a 2011 Rolling Stone Article, "Arms and the Dudes," but as to what is actual, what is dramatized, or just outright fictional in this film, you might want to read the article first.
For more than fifteen years in the business, starting out with Dreamworks Picture's "Road Trip" (2000), Director Todd Phillips walks the thin red line of controversy by combining a serious world-state war-machinery-benefiting issues in the Middle East with two based-on-real-life-experience characters of David and Efraim, performed by comical tragic beat-matching actors Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, with the latest movie "War Dogs" releasing on August 19th 2016 in the United States to modest box office success.The movie might have deserved a wider audience, because of its fluent too flawless execution in its own right for any department and furthermore the clarified handling by experienced Director Todd Phillips, who seems to have a ball his two action-seeking leads. An seemingly effortless-looking passion for filmmaking that streams from any exhibition screen cellulars to movie theater canvas, making "War Dogs" highly-recommended movie entertainment for a mainly money-earning young adult target group. Nevertheless the well-crafted Warner Bros. Pictures distributed movie with its technical finesses in cinematography, authentic production design and close to perfect pacing has potential to be an enjoyable watch for the adult generations beyond the 30s even in years to come.Co-Produced by actor Bradley Cooper, giving an out-of-signature performance as the character of Henry Girard, lifting the picture to a deepening, layered dimension on still-controversial monetary focused world views, where behind curtains and on-stage business affairs streaming razor-edged between failure and success by obeying the law of gravity and keeping feeds on solid grounds, which ultimately presents a bitter-sweet conclusion, which arguably satisfies any spectator, who decides to invest 105plus minutes of laying-off daily routines to watch "War Dogs".© 2017 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)
War Dogs was entertaining enough, but far from anything great or even good. Mr.Hill gave me a headache. He overacts each scene and yells, curses, yells louder and yells even louder the whole movie. Mr.Teller is a snore bore and his performance is nothing to write home about. The film is basically a ripoff of Boiler Room and The Wolf of Wall Street. I can only guess that the eighty million box office take was from teenage and young males. There is nothing appealing about either character and if anything presents a dismal take on the desire to become successful. War Dogs is a Bow Wow...