Sunday, March 3, 2013

Three Kings (1999)

There has been a lot of talk (at least there was, post Hurt Locker) about the dearth of good Iraq War films. And usually, people mean the second one. The first (Hey, remember the 90s?) has its pinnacle in David O. Russell's Three Kings. George Clooney, joined by a "hey, he can act!" Mark Wahlberg and a "hey, he's not embarrassing himself!" Ice Cube, goes searching for gold in the midst of an uprising against Saddam Hussein. The movie is funny, action-packed, and politically astute.

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