Monday, May 29, 2017

War Machine (2017) (Netflix)

It's a 2-hour movie and this note is based only on the first hour, but it's definitely worth watching. Not sure about Brad Pitt's performance (it's a cross between over-acting and weird-acting, and to a lesser extent so is Anthony Michael Hall's performance), but it's a contemporary Afghanistan war story that brings to mind much of what you loved about Catch 22 and, to a lesser extent, Wag the Dog. It moves along, and makes you laugh alot, likely because it strikes true cords that, while laughter is not what's really called for, it's better than throwing rocks at the television. The writing is excellent and, putting aside what's noted, the rest of the cast's performances are terrific.  

IMDb Link to War Machine

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