Three Kings

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(out of 5)


What at first seems like a boorish action movie about heroes in the Gulf War turns out to be a thoughtful and haunting meditation on the mercenary nature of that very war. , , and  are American soldiers who take a detour from their regular duties to find gold bullion they know to be located somewhere out in the great vast deserts they are stationed in. Through experiences thick and thin, they find themselves going from guys happy to cash in on the experience to realizing the very sad nature of being a part of a war that sometimes feels like it really is just about cheap gas and Calvin Klein jeans. David O. Russell directs with a vengeance, the photography is unforgettable and all the roles are cast perfectly. Action lovers will enjoy the fun, movie lovers will enjoy the intelligence.


Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Village-A.M. Partnership, Coast Ridge, Atlas Entertainment, Junger Witt Productions

USA/Australia, 1999

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by David O. Russell

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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