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
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
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
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.