Tropic Thunder (2008)
Critic Consensus: With biting satire, plenty of subversive humor, and an unforgettable turn by Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder is a triumphant late Summer comedy.
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|Rating:||R (for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material)|
|Directed By:||Ben Stiller|
|Written By:||Justin Theroux, Etan Cohen, Ben Stiller|
|In Theaters:||Aug 13, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Nov 18, 2008|
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Critic Reviews for Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder is probably the best war-movie spoof of all time, playing around with all those cliches and conventions we've seen a million times before.
Tropic Thunder is an easy film to enjoy. It appeals to the basest levels of humour without patronising its audience, while pricking the pomposity of the movie industry without going too 'meta' - this is far from self-fellation.
perfectly parodies the 'kill everything in sight and then blow it up for good measure' summer movie mentality.
Comes down to exactly the same type of heroic finale they're supposed to be parodying in the first place. You bettah off renting Rescue Dawn.
Audience Reviews for Tropic Thunder
This is the normal Ben Stiller fare. Throw in Jack Black and this is what you get. Downey I liked as the black sgt who is australian but really into his role. Other than that it really did seem like another Stiller flick. Same ol same ol.
A group of jumped up actors are making a big-budget movie. The actors end up in the real jungle in Vietnam where they are kidnapped for ransom. Great cast. Tom Cruise steals the show with his dodgy dance moves and makeup. The ads before the movie are hilarious.
Funny... but not as funny as some may say.
Tropic Thunder Quotes
|Kirk Lazarus:||Man were lost, were super lost!|
|Kirk Lazarus:||I'm a lead farmer mother fucker!|
|Kirk Lazarus:||You went full retard man, never go full retard.|
|Tugg Speedman:||I was wrong! Blow the bridge! Blow the fucking bridge!|
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