1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Would-Be Scavengers Become Life Savers,
This review is from: Three Kings (DVD)I first saw this film in the theater in 1999. The film is set at the end of the first Gulf War in 1991. It begins as a caper film with large helpings of ironic humor, but turns serious at the end as the protagonists abandon their quest for Saddam's stolen Kuwaiti gold and focus instead on saving some villagers who are in danger of being murdered by Saddam's troops. Although I don't share George Clooney's politics in real life, I enjoy his screen performances and regard his appearance in a film as improving the likelihood I will enjoy it. Certainly in the case of Three Kings, Clooney didn't disappoint. He plays a likeable rogue, just weeks away from his discharge. He does not plan to return to civilian life without a nest egg. But events overtake him and his small group of like minded soldiers who spend considerable time arguing over whether Lexus makes a convertible coupe. This is not a standard war movie, though there are scenes where guns are fired in anger and people die. That... Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
An all-time favorite film,
This review is from: Three Kings (DVD)
I thought my father would enjoy this movie, so invited him along to the theater when it came out. Then realized within the first 10 minutes that I'd made a mistake. A career Air Force man, he took exception to the less-than-favorable portrayal of the American military, plus the constant use of the f-word. (sigh)
But I loved it. Intelligent writing, talented cast, engaging and thought-provoking story well executed. A good mix of action, adventure, comedy and drama. I could have done without the internal views of a bullet-pierced body, but now that I have the DVD, I know when it's coming and don't have to look.
Good commentary by David O. Russell.
an excellent movie,
This review is from: Three Kings (Amazon Video)
even though this movie is somewhat old, the plot and story line was an excellent depiction of this skirmish. the characters were very good, but it was a little gory. what can be said about george clooney and mark wahlberg that has not been already said...they are just excellent actors in all of their characters in the movies. this one is no exception. an excellent movie.