War, Inc. (2008)

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Critic Consensus: War, Inc. attempts to satirize the military industrial complex, but more often than not it misses its target.


Movie Info

An assassin posing as a trade-show producer fixes his crosshairs on a Middle Eastern oil minister while maintaining his cover by organizing a high-profile wedding in this satirical action comedy starring John Cusack, Hilary Duff, and Marisa Tomei. A private American corporation run by a former U.S. vice president (Dan Aykroyd) is occupying the war-torn nation of Turaqistan, but a powerful Middle Eastern oil minister is preventing them from taking total advantage of the situation. In order to … More

Rating: R (for violence, language and brief sexual material)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Leyner, John Cusack, Jeremy Pikser
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 14, 2008
Box Office: $0.5M
Runtime:
First Look Pictures - Official Site

Cast


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as Natalie Hegalhuzen

as Marsha Dillon

as Mr. Vice President

as Walken/The Videroy

as Ook-Mi-Fay Taqnufmin...

as Ook-Yu-Fay Taqnufmin...

as Voice of Jerry from ...

as Omar Sharif

as Bhodi Bhundhang

as Video Guy #1

as Video Guy No.1

as Video Guy No.2

as Video Guy #3

as Video Guy No.3

as Tamerlane Caffeinate...

as Tamerlane Caffeinate...

as Medusa Hair

as Choreographer

as Cameraman

as Cameraman

as Popeye's Cashier

as First Production Ass...

as German Businessman

as German Woman

as Tamerlane Guard

as Tamerlane Guard

as Tamerlane Wedding Gu...

as Implanted Reporter

as Submarine Captain

as Submarine Captain

as Interfaith Clergyman

as Kid in Fallaf

as Yonica's Posse Guy

as Sound Man

as Tamerlane Staple-Gun...

as Tamerlane Guard No.1

as Hauser's Wife

as Hauser's Wife

as Hauser's Child

as Tamerlane Airport Gu...

as Dry-Cleaning Soldier...

as Arabig Waitress

as Cab Driver

as Wedding Guest

as Cab Driver

as Amputee Rockette

as Wedding Groomer

as Tamerlane Bunker Gua...

as Amputee Back-Up Danc...

as Yonica's Back-up Dan...

as Stunt Coordinator

as flight coordinator

as Mr. Cusack's Double

as Ms. Tomei's Double

as Sir Kingsley's Doubl...

as Mr. Cusack's Driving...

as Tamerlane Staple-Gun...
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Critic Reviews for War, Inc.

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (29)

War, Inc. squanders some top-tier talent (Marisa Tomei, Sir Ben Kingsley) as well as our patience.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Village Voice
Top Critic

This John Cusack-driven exercise in scorched-earth political comedy is neither as dark nor as timely as intended, and certainly not as funny.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Newsday
Top Critic

Despite flashes of comic inspiration and an abundance of anything-goes boldness, this well-intentioned but wobbly satire is a chaotic free-fire zone.

Full Review… | July 18, 2008
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Only occasionally hits the target.

Full Review… | July 3, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

For critics of the war with an appetite for red meat, War, Inc. will prove filling, if not quite completely nourishing.

Full Review… | June 26, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

A sprawling folly, this uniquely hellish war film has almost breathtakingly impressive (and busy) production values and is anchored by a memorably complicated performance from John Cusack.

Full Review… | June 13, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for War, Inc.

½

John Cusack returns to Grosse Pointe but this time in iraq i mean turkestan. A funny movie, well acted, but not as good as some of Cusacks other work.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

In the near future corporations rule the world rather than nation states and disputes are settled by a heavily armed "arbitrator" played by John Cusack. The combination of black comedy and extreme violence and the presence of the Cusacks and Dan Aykroyd will be familiar to anyone who has seen Grosse Point Blank. It's essentially a political satire, Turekistan being an obvious analogy for the events in the middle east; a kind of "Thank You For Smoking Guns". As political satire it has all the subtlety of a scud launcher, some of the physical comedy bordering on Zucker/Abrams territory, but it also has enough smart, witty and well observed dialogue to offend "patriots" everywhere and no doubt get everyone involved on the NSA's shitlist. The leads are all excellent, John and Marisa making a smart and sexy couple, Joan is hilarious as his company sidekick and Aykroyd once again supplies a memorable cameo. I couldn't help thinking it could've been a masterpiece if they'd shown a little more restraint, but the hit and miss comedy is on target far more often than off and it's nice to see an American comedy that's both intelligent and has something to say.

garyX
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

They bring the War Home at your Order! One of the really...well how to describe this Movie? Oh yes Its political satire at its best.

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Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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