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meezahns’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Overexposed and underdeveloped characters, War Dogs was an almost followable Big Short and Big Short-esques film that could have been a bit more interesting had it not been directed by Todd Phillips, of Joker and Hangover fame.
At times, I was thinking “man, this reminds me of the Big Short,” but alas that was not true because I was quite bored throughout and didn’t care about the characters.
Definitely an interesting premise based on a true story with some great actors (ie Bradley Cooper and Jonah Hill) but not quite hitting the mark in terms of self awareness and the examination (and condemnation?) of the US government’s role in allowing such simple and desperate men to become “war dogs.”