Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 114 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Directors: Todd Phillips
Writers: Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips
Casts: Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner, David Packouz, Eddie Jemison, Julian Sergi, Daniel Berson, Jonah Hill, Edson Jean, Damion Johnson, Bethuel Fletcher, Ana de Armas, Kevin Pollak, Gabriela Alvarez, Dan Bilzerian
IMDB: War Dogs (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.0
War Dogs marks a key turning point for Phillips. After all these years of yocks, it's his first true grown-up movie, and it's a nimble, gripping, and terrific one, with plenty of laughs, only now they're rooted in the reality of fear, and in behavior that's authentically scurrilous.
Chicago Sun-Times -
This is a solid example of the Sobering Comedy, where we laugh consistently at the madness onscreen, all the while lamenting how it's rooted in real-world reality.
The Hollywood Reporter -
Hardly inexperienced at playing belligerent, outrageous and offensive a-holes, Hill offers a definitive account of one here, to which Teller can only play the blander, if useful, second fiddle who has to try, and try again, to stand up to the gruff bully.
New York Daily News -
War Dogs may not reach "The Big Short" levels of resonance, but it clearly channels that Golden Globe-winning dramedy's newsreel aesthetic and lampooning of the Bush administration's policies.
War Dogs (2016)
Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events.