#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Based on 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.
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One could sum up this movie in a single word, “formulaic.”
If you’ve ever watched any of the movies about West Coast drug-dealing of the 80s (Blow), or any movie with Benicio Del Toro in it (Snatch, Traffic), you will quickly recognize one or more of the stylistic techniques stamped all over this movie:
* Off-camera narration by one of the protagonists talking about how smart or stupid they were at this point in the adventure.
* Wackiness in the face of danger.
* Celebration of the stoner mentality.
* Overhead shots using helicopters or drones.
* Overuse of circular camera dolly around two subjects quibbling to suggest “tension.”
* Cool music.
Choice of music. The setting for the movie is the early 2000s, and these guys are in their 20s, yet the music is a collection golden oldies from 60s. Is that the music the producers like? Is it aimed at the suspected target audience?
The lead character says “Bro” more times than any character in any movie in history. Guess that’s a refreshing change from “dude.” LOL.
Aside from all that, I still liked the movie, just thought is was hackneyed and formulaic.
A dull movie with no new ideas
Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a movie about international gun runners? Sign me up! Is what I was saying going into the film. Coming out was a different story. As is the story with many movies so far this year, ‘War Dogs’ is a boring mess of a movie. If you saw ‘The infiltrator’ or read my review you know I hated that film. And for the same reasons I hate that film, I hate this one. Except this one has the nerve to be nearly identical to the far superior ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’. This movie hits all the same beats and story lines that Scorseses near masterpiece does. The difference between the two is that this one is neither funny nor entertaining to watch.
It is quite possibly one of the most dull, lifeless, boring films I have seen this year. Every time something funny or stressful could have happened it just cuts to another scene. Or, even more upsetting, ques up a voice over track from Teller. It blatantly skips over possible character building scenes in favor of out of place, lazy voice overs.
I don’t think I would be lying when I say that there is more voice overs here than in ‘Knight of Cups’. Which literally had not script. Why the choice was made to do this really comes down to laziness. There is no other reason to explain why it couldn’t just let scenes play out. Not only was there countless voice overs that robbed scenes of tension, but it also did chapter kind of things.
Every twenty minutes or so a black screen with a sentence appeared on screen, describing what we were about to see. Just like the voice work, it didn’t seem to have a point to it. It just felt like it didn’t know how to transfer to the next scene so it threw in these random titles. They came from no where and served literally no purpose other than to tell you what was going to happen before it did.
But what was I expecting? Right from the first few scenes this film has jarring tones that clash with each other from scene to scene. The first shot of the movie is a tense scene involving a kidnapping and it cuts immediately to a stylized, scene with a pop song playing over top. It is a completely jarring tonal shift that is off and on through out the film. And, much like ‘Suicide Squad’ it has no idea how to place a song in a scene.
The songs it chooses are good on their own but, the scenes they are used in makes me hate them. All but maybe once were they used appropriately. It’s sad that films have decided to just throw in pop songs to try and get a bigger audience instead of making a score that works in the film. It never helps the story move forward, they are all just kind of there.
That being said, nothing could have saved this story. As I said, it’s exactly like ‘Wolf of Wall Street’. But it’s not near as fun nor does it have the interesting character study that ‘Wall Street’ has. It has Jonah Hill and Miles Teller furiously trying to make the dialogue they have sound organic. Yet, it’s so poorly written that these Oscar worthy actors come across with little chemistry and sound like morons while doing it.
There isn’t much that redeems this film. It’s mostly well shot and these two performances aren’t to bad. Other than that everything fails. It’s poorly written, horribly boring, offers no interesting characters, and fails to deliver any comedic moments. It’s one of those movies that thinks it’s so much better than it is. It wants to be great and desperately tries to be but falls flat on its face.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Director Todd Phillips
Writer Stephen Chin (screenplay), Todd Phillips (screenplay), Jason Smilovic (screenplay), Guy Lawson (Rolling Stone article “Arms and the Dudes”)
Actors Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner, David Packouz
Country USA, Cambodia, Romania
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
Production Company Warner Bros. Pictures, Joint Effort, The Mark Gordon Company
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Panavision Primo, Primo V and PCZ Lenses
Laboratory EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema