This is how modern war films should be made. David O' Russell approach to the Gulf War is simple: take the classic example of American machismo, dick-swinging, misinterpretation of wartime and the strength of our "power," and put it all on blast. Three Kings is stylized perfection, with some of the most fluid, kinetic energy I have ever seen (in performances, editing, cinematography, direction - everything). Three Kings is about a group of AWOL soldiers at the end of the Gulf War seeking out a stash of Saddam's hidden gold. This film is hilarious, emotional, inquisitive, and brilliantly executed. I might even call it prophetic of the post-9/11, war-torn world we were about to enter barely 4-years after it's release. It's incredible.