Army of One (2016)



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Gary Faulkner (Cage) is an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote who receives a vision from God (Brand) telling him to capture Osama Bin Laden. Armed with only a single sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his mission. While on his quest, Gary encounters old friends back home in Colorado, the new friends he makes in Pakistan, the enemies he makes at the CIA - and even God and Osama themselves.

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Nicolas Cage
as Gary Faulkner
Rainn Wilson
as Agent Simons
Paul Scheer
as Pickles
Denis O'Hare
as Agent Doss
Fiona Vroom
as Airline Employee Lady
Hilary Jardine
as Nurse Taylor
Toby Hargrave
as Stoner Surfer Guy
Amer Chadha-Patel
as Osama Bin Laden
Mark Brandon
as TV Reporter
Graeme Duffy
as Salesman
Lauren McGibbon
as Harbour Patrol Officer
Tammy Hui
as Lip Sync Nurse
Arien Boey
as Young Gary Faulkner
Adam Feil
as Game Show Contestant #1
Quinn Dubois
as Teenage Bully #1
Reena Rai
as News Reporter
Clive Holloway
as Teenage Boy
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Critic Reviews for Army of One

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Army Of One doesn't add up to much.

Sep 14, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The movie's noisy, busy and not that funny. But there is a sweetness and a cockeyed optimism here.

Nov 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Most viewers would be better off waiting for Army Of One to air on TV, or just giving it a pass altogether.

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Bizarre comic caper has language, drinking, drugs.

Nov 22, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Cage grabs hold of the Faulkner character with all his might and won't let go. Again, much like in that Vince Neil video.

Nov 18, 2016 | Full Review…

I can't give Army of One a positive or negative review, I can only try to convey my utter bemusement at this cinematic Edsel.

Nov 18, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Army of One


Based on an outrageous (but true) story, Army of One is a lighthearted comedic satire. When middle-aged handyman Gary Faulkner receives a message from Jesus to find and capture Osama Bin Laden he starts planning zany ways to get to Pakistan, from sailing to hang-gliding, and begins his quest. Nicolas Cage and Russell Brand lead the cast and give good performances; especially Cage, who's perfect for playing such an eccentric character. However, the writing is kind of weak; as the plot is hard to follow at times, with various hallucinations, dreams, and time jumps. Also, Gary is such an over-the-top character that it can be hard to sympathize or relate to him. Army of One is a fun film, but it has its problems.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Nicolas Cage finally teams up with a team of interesting filmmakers which might come as a shock. This is not the usual poor Cage movie and is probably a sign he hasn't lost that acting magic after all. The film is funny at times and the Gary character is well grounded at times which keeps the character from going further of the wall. The final third is clunky and over the top but I enjoyed the rest of the film. Cage was the core of the film and kept this from being just another VOD title. Great cast gives everything with a Brand appearance that is funny and never over stays its welcome.

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

Super Reviewer

I am not sure what surprised me the most. That this is a true story or that this is actually a decent Nicholas Cage film. As interesting as it is stupid, the fact that this is real just adds to the whole beggar's belief aspect of it. Despite that, this is still more enjoyable than you may think.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

Super Reviewer

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