Film Preview: War Dogs (2016)

Page Revisions:

(March 27, 2016) Original
(July 10, 2016) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)

Release Date:

August 19, 2016


From IMDb: “The true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.”

Poster Rating: D / C-

Review: (#1) What a garish combination of colors and styles that looks completely vain and not in a character-oriented way.

(#2) More detailed than the first, but that fact alone does not make it very good. Perhaps it will appeal to testosterone junkies in the audience, but it doesn’t do much to alleviate the concerns of those weary of this type of machismo.

Trailer Rating: C- / C

Review: (#1) I can’t be the only one who’s getting tired of these cheaply made comedies that look in trailers like they’re cobbled together from the cutting room floor excerpts of other slightly better films or wholly stolen from films that shouldn’t have that level of influence.

(#2) Inputting a few more humorous moments won’t do much to sell this film. It looks very similar in style to the James Franco-Seth Rogen North Korean comedy The Interview and we all know how that turned out.

Oscar Prospects:


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