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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…
Manages to be fun and poignant and tense.
It's rare to find a war film that is as comedic as Three Kings. David O. Russell finds the perfect mixture between comedy, action, and drama that makes Three Kings what it is. I would agree that the film is all over the place story wise, but it is still fun to watch. It is directed well and has very good cinematography. The performances are all very good, especially Spike Jonze in a pretty large supporting role. The best thing I can say about the film that it is a very unique view on the war and takes such a strong subject matter and turns it into entertaining stuff. It isn't O. Russell's best film, but it is a pretty good one that is easy to watch.
Didn't realise how funny this was, really amusing stuff and the drama works fairly well as well. Cast are great and enjoyable espicially Spike Jonze in a pretty large supporting role, and his character is actually hilarious and loveable. Maybe my favourite David O Russell film I've seen, because I'm not a huge fan of him but this is a pretty enjoyable film and the tone works from dark humour to more serious war stuff.
Still great, still tonally everywhere but still glued together, funnier each time I watch it.
Over the past two years Director David O. Russell has struck Oscar gold with "Silver Lining Playbook" and "American Hustle". Attaching rising megastars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper to both hasn't hurt either. Back in the late 90s Russell's first commercial hit was the Gulf War action/satire/adventure "Three Kings" starring a platoon of rising stars including George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube. Obviously they were all known but Clooney was coming of TV's "E.R." and Wahlberg and Ice Cube we're mainly known for their music careers.
The story is stationed in Kuwait at the end of the Gulf War in '91. Saddam and his forces have been sent packing. With no major fighting the American troops are painted to look…
great war-emo movie
Far more intelligent and stylistic than most war films. Wish it was called Five Kings because Spike Jonze was hilarious and David O'Russell gave genius direction.
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