RELEASE DATE: 18/08/2016
RUN TIME: 2HR 34MIN
|ANA DE ARMAS|
This true story is brought to you by Todd Phillips, the writer/director/producer who gave us ‘The Hangover’ trilogy. Now before you role your eyes and yell “Pass!”, just remember that Adam McKay, the director of all those Will Farrell movies, gave us the Oscar-nominated ‘The Big Short’ last year. See, people can change, or at least evolve... temporarily.
Phillips has paired two of Hollywood’s hottest young actors to play the youthful and naïve entrepreneurs in an electric match up. Once again, Hill has proven his talent as he goes from strength to strength. While Teller has downplayed his usual cocky demeanour to beautifully play the “innocent” to Hill’s hustler. Unfortunately neither character is pushed enough to their extremes to play the laughs to their full potential, nor really sink into the film’s satirical side. But at the same time neither are they straight-laced enough to play the love/hate combo that will leave audiences either rooting for or vilifying our protagonists.
The film pairs two of Hollywood’s hottest young actors to play the youthful and naïve entrepreneurs in an electric match up.
Sitting nicely and enjoyably in the middle, ‘War Dogs’ takes us on an entertaining and haunting journey through the ugly and greedy side of a U.S. war, with some giggles and George W. Bush bashing along the way. With all the blockbusters out of the way and winter's end well and truly nigh, this is a good little appetite suppressant until November comes around.