over 3 years
Filmically excellent, awesome action, BUT white savior trope peaks around the corner a bit
Jim Gaffigan saves the day.
almost 5 years
Not a fan of the concept or its smug execution. Overrated.
over 5 years
Okay, but the characters aren't very interesting.
almost 6 years
A thoroughly entertaining film with great performances.
almost 7 years
Hackneyed and smug. Only mildly saved by the moral epiphany of the main characters.
over 8 years
A movie without villains, only people that war tore away from their families.
over 8 years
From original 10s list
Three Kings is a 1999 satirical war dramedy written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a gold heist that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against Saddam Hussein following the end of the first Persian Gulf War.
The film stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze. Film critic Roger Ebert described it as a "weird masterpiece, a screw-loose war picture that sends action and humor crashing head-on into each other and spinning off into political anger."
The film opens with Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) shooting an Iraqi Regular Army soldier pointing his weapon at Troy after seemingly trying to surrender following the end of the Gulf War. With Private First Class Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze), Troy disarms and searches the surrendering Iraqi soldiers, and while forcibly subduing a resisting Iraqi officer they find a document hidden in his rectum. The document appears to be a map, and Troy decides not to...