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A confident hybrid of M*A*S*H, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Dr. Strangelove, Three Kings is one of the most seriously funny war movies ever made. Improving the premise of Kelly's Heroes with scathing intelligence, it explores the odd connection between war and consumerism in the age of Humvees and cellular phones. Writer-director David O. Russell's third film (after Spanking the Monkey and Flirting with Disaster), it's a no-holds-barred portrait of personal conscience in the volatile arena of politics, played out by one of the most gifted filmmakers to emerge in the 1990s.
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze (director of Being John Malkovich) play a quartet of U.S. soldiers who, disillusioned by Operation Desert Storm, decide to steal $23 million in gold hijacked from Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's army. Getting the bullion out of an Iraqi stronghold is easy; keeping it is a potentially lethal proposition. By the end of their mercenary mission, the Americans can no longer ignore wartime atrocities (and neither can we--the film is boldly unflinching), and conscience demands their aid to Iraqi rebels abandoned by President George Bush's fickle wartime policy. This is serious stuff indeed, but Russell infuses Three Kings with a keen sense of the absurd, and the entire film is an exercise in breathtaking visual ingenuity. Despite a conventional ending that's mildly disappointing for such a brashly original film, Three Kings conveys the brutal madness of war while making you laugh out loud at the insanity. --Jeff ShannonSee all Product Description
Very happy. Was shipped with care! Very happy from start to finish!!!Published 8 months ago by Cari
It's a off vid. The bullet scenes are frame by frame. Slow motion. It kind of ruins the whole movie. A typical split second bullet whizzing by now is 3 to 4 second long. Read morePublished 10 months ago by PRECIOUS83
je ne savais pas que les dvd étaient catégorisés par zone. Je veux le voir sur ma télé et non sur mon ordinateur. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Roland Lacourse
I came upon this quite by accident and found it smart and witty. Well shot, acted and edited, this film is not your run-of-the-mill Hollywood blockbuster. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2013 by nobody
"Three Kings" starred the ultra-liberal George Clooney in a convoluted story of U.S. soldiers trying to get rich in war torn 1991 Iraq, possibly re-creating the theme of... Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Steven R. Travers
fortunately, i don't need a movie to tell me people are human. They are different kinds of people and not everyone is the same. Read morePublished on June 7 2004
This movie is based on the Gulf War. The acting is of extremely poor quality. The story plot is non-existent. The movie is about three U. Read morePublished on May 11 2004
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and director Spike Jonze (who gives a chance at acting here) star in this twisted, offbeat war movie where four american soldiers try to... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by gonn1000
"Three Kings" tries hard to be artistic. In fact...it tries too hard.
Its basically a modern day take on "Kelly's Heroes. Read more