Military Intelligence and You! (2007)

Military Intelligence and You!

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dale Kutzera
On DVD: May 6, 2008
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as Major Nick Reed

as Lieutenant Monica Ta...

as Major Mitch Dunning

as General Jake Tasker

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Critic Reviews for Military Intelligence and You!

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

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

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
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.

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

Full Review… | February 29, 2008
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.

Full Review… | February 29, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
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An amusing novelty.

Full Review… | February 26, 2008
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.

Full Review… | February 8, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Military Intelligence and You!

Quite a good comedy. Nothing ground breaking but the satire hits the nail a few time. True enough, the next generation will have no idea why a bunch of filmmakers could have feel the urge to share their thoughts on military intelligence but then again one doesn't need to equal Molière every times one takes a camera.
The WWII spoof propaganda is quite skillfully integrated into the real stuff to create a rather thrilling war story, where the joke never overpowers the logic of the fiction. The tone of that type of movies is fairly well respected.
Besides, the film is not a blind attack on America as such, it acts more like a positive criticism (both the hypocrisy of the 1940s racist country fighting for freedom and the naughties power spreading war thoughtlessly).
Overall I enjoyed it a lot and I'd recommend it both for WWII era movies enthusiasts as politically conscious cinephiles.

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