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American Military Intelligence and You!

American Military Intelligence and You! (2007)

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43

Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 4

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A hapless team of military-intelligence personnel attempts to determine the location of a secret German fighter-plane base in director Dale Kutzera's pointed satire of kitschy training films and preemptive warfare. Authentic footage of World War II training films combines with a newly filmed plot concerning a military analyst, a hawkish major, and a figurehead general attempting to determine the location of a purported German Ghost Squadron base. The result is a film that knowingly parodies

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Comedy

Dale Kutzera

May 6, 2008

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It's a great idea for 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the movie's 78 minutes long.

March 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Although [director] Kutzera does a great job of cinematic excavation and editing, Military Intelligence and You! never manages to overcome its tone of glib condescension and soar to Strangelovian heights.

March 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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An ingenious satire that could easily tip toward self-congratulation yet never does.

February 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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We get the idea -- we may even agree with it: Just don't make us sit through 78 minutes of empty cleverness.

February 29, 2008 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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An amusing novelty.

February 26, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Military Intelligence and You! is two movies for the price of one. It's both a loving spoof of World War II films and a pointed satire on America's involvement in Iraq.

February 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A hilarious takeoff on World War II training films.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

This wickedly funny satire takes no prisoners as it mixes World War II-era footage with new material.

May 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Its whip-smart handling of wartime America (both then and now) makes it as devilishly clever as it is riotously absurd.

May 9, 2008 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

The target's a slow-moving one, and the digs get old fast.

March 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Let's Not Listen
Let's Not Listen

If you are looking for an imaginative, World War II-based spoof that is also current and fresh and politically incorrect, then you, like me, will love Military Intelligence and You!

March 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Even at a brief 78 minutes, the jokes are too few, too repetitive and too obvious to really make this worthwhile.

February 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

This movie is an imaginative idea that, in execution, just doesn't come off.

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

This gets old in about 10 minutes, but the movie strikes the same comic note for another hour.

February 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Often laugh-out-loud hilarious.

February 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

To quote the film, 'There's no real victory in winning a battle we didn't have to fight.' Fair enough, but what about making a movie that didn't need to be made?

February 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Metromix.com
Metromix.com

Kutzera is unable to sustain the humor for feature length %u2013 even a brief 76-minute feature length. The first half-hour is terrifically funny, but things run out of steam not long after.

February 7, 2008

If you think all wars are a joke, and, if we'd just turn the other cheek, the world would leave us alone, then this is just the comedy for you.

January 30, 2008 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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