Tuesday, February 21, 2017

War Dogs

A young, struggling soon to be father (Miles Teller) reconnects with an arrogant, successful long lost childhood friend, learns he has been dealing weapons, and takes up the racket and become so successful they secure a multimillion deal with the U.S. government in the early days of the Afghan War. Todd Phillips's War Dogs is a lame Goodfellas knockoff and you'd be better off seeing Andrew Niccol's overlooked Lord of War, which this weak attempt at serious filmmaking also knocks off. Hill is amusing in bits and Teller further adds to the puzzlement as to why and how he is a movie star.
** out ****