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Three Kings

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THREE KINGS

 

 

This movie deals with the end of the Gulf War. It's an action-adventure film that jumps back and forth between dark comedy and heavy-duty drama, and it does it very well.

I found this to have some fresh and new, interesting film making ideas about modern war and human brutality.

They took some time to develop the characters and makes for a big surprise for me, a real eye-catching, solid effort.

An odd mixture of dark humor and drama that attempts to drive home the horrors of post-war Iraq--too gritty for your average movie goer.

It doesn't seem to stay on one subject long enough for you to digest.

Confused and overly violent, this is a movie almost as pointless as its ending.

Three Kings is clearly not your standard, big studio, bloody warfare movie. It's a new kind of war film: a happy-go-lucky combat thrill coaster that jackknifes you right into the unstable center of scenes. The camera never stops hurtling you through bunkers and encampments. The pictures of gun battles are mostly in slow motion, so the effect of every bullet is felt, even showing the damage a bullet does as seen from inside the body.

The director's unconventional approach uses humor to undercut tension and emphasizes the human element.

In the end, the stars learn some hard truths about U.S. involvement in Kuwait.


Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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