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It's good to be King.
A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.
I decided to move this up to a full five-star rating because there's really nothing I can think of that I don't love about it. It's not an absolutely perfect film, but in terms of fantastic performances, cinematography, score, editing, pacing and the perfect blend of action/comedy/drama; it's an exceptional one where no faults have any effect on my overall experience with it.
Got around to seeing this at long last. The biggest surprise was seeing Spike Jonze in a major supporting role. Full of O. Russell's trademark zany energy and swirling camerawork, Three Kings is a war movie with something to say. I would take it over empty action like Lone Survivor any day of the week.
The story behind the making of Three Kings is almost as fascinating as the subject matter in David O. Russell's powerful satire on war and American imperialism - reports of Russell's enormous egotism as he wrestled with a movie Warner Bros had placed difficult conditions on, concerned about the tricky subject matter; spats with star George Clooney over treatment of crew members, a feud that lingered for some time; and indeed writer John Ridley's supposed shut out of the final screenplay, causing much animosity (which oddly enough happened again recently on 12 Years a Slave). You'd imagine with all those issues Three Kings could have turned out a train wreck, but on the contrary - Ice Cube in particular suggested…
The one where Danny Ocean royally fucks up his master planning. Needed his 11. These guys did not gel like the 11.
Three Kings is a very underrated movie from David O. Russell and although it's not his best film, this is a highly entertaining and re-watchable movie that is shocking, enjoyable, funny, and very well directed. Seriously, nobody has been talking about this movie!
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help. George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube all give great performance here and really help elevate this film on an emotional level. As expected, this movie is true, honest, intense, shocking and visually stunning. The action sequences are not Hollywood by any means, giving them a sense of…
Just a brilliant war comedy. You've got George Clooney doing what George Clooney does in his comedy roles, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube being as equally hilarious, a great script, some great action scenes, and some surprisingly serious ones as well. All in all, a great Friday night movie.
Except for the cow though.
An anti - war film disguised as a war heist movie.
Three Kings is just as relevant today as it was a decade ago. It was especially crazy when they showed the oil covered pelicans (fuck you, BP, for the oil spill that ravaged the Gulf Coast). And when they started talking about Michael Jackson on the anniversary of his death. Scary relevant (fuck you, Dr. Conrad Murray, for aiding in the premature death of an icon).
The cast is superb. George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg were excellent, as always. Ice Cube was good, and a fairly early Spike Jonze was great in his role. I even enjoyed Jamie Kennedy. The story was very sincere and touching. I loved how it mixed humor with drama, and disturbing graphic violence with a purpose. This is an important, and deep film. A must see, if you're not a fan of George (Bush, that is). Even if you do like George, you may still very much enjoy this movie.
Its pretty overatted mainly because it has over 90% on rotten tomatoes but the movie is really silly, over the top, still pretty entertaining because Marky marks (the happening) there and George Clooney (Batman and robin) and Ice cube (anaconda)
"My main man, tell me something, okay? What is the problem with Michael Jackson?"
Watched Three Kings for the first time.
I liked it.
Story by John Ridley, writer of 12 Years a Slave? o.O Nice!
Wish I'd seen it before David O. Russell's last 3 movies, I imagine I'd like this movie more.
It certainly has a different sense of humor than his recent films. First 5-10 minutes are a little wacky and made me switch it off the first time I tried watching it.
But it is good. It's a shame Russell hasn't done another action film, because the action in here is SICK!
There's a slow-mo shootout where we hear the shots and then 2 seconds later the impacts. You need to see it know get it. But all the action…
David O. Russell crafts an interesting Gulf War tale that is quite stylized and goofy in nature, and yet in the end doesn't amount to quite as much as it wants to, keeping it from greatness along with most of his other films. It is a satire mixed with a humanist war drama, but it doesn't completely succeed on any of its fronts, instead just being a little bit of a fun time that I'll forget about soon enough.
The story is about 4 American soldiers searching for Kuwait gold after the war has supposedly ended, because hey, everyone likes gold. It's entertaining and all, but problems? Well, Mark Wahlberg for starters... I always hope he'll do a little better…
Kelly's Heroes made
Modern and with a moral.
That's not a bad thing.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014); 615-635 are not ordered yet.
- About Last Night...
- The Accidental Tourist
- Across the Universe
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