Military Intelligence and You! (2007)

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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 timeless military clichés while simultaneously skewering the Bush administration's frightening penchant for to rushing into war without proper cause. Patrick Muldoon, Elizabeth Bennett, and Mackenzie Astin star.
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NR
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Comedy
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Cast

Patrick Muldoon
as Major Nick Reed
Elizabeth Ann Bennett
as Lieutenant Monica Tasty
Mackenzie Astin
as Major Mitch Dunning
John Rixey Moore
as General Jake Tasker
Eric Jungmann
as Corporal Skip Andrews

Critic Reviews for Military Intelligence and You!

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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.

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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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.

Ben Gui
Ben Gui

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