WAR DOGS (2016) 4 STARS out of 5
Jonah Hill and Miles Teller are absolutely terrific in this true story thriller. I could be wrong but due to their star power, I believe WAR DOGS should have the highest grossing opening this week. What starts out as a pretty funny buddy movie, eventually becomes a deadly serious one. Note the brief cameo role of Bradley Cooper.
Similar to HELL OR HIGH WATER, we again have a theme that will resonate with today’s audience. The procurement of weapons for the United States Government being sold on the Internet; and the manipulation that is involved in doing so.
Todd Phillips (responsible for The Hangover trilogy) directs this film with assurance and balance. It is a very likeable film. With four new films to choose from, at least three will leave you quite satisfied. One unfortunately, will not.