Three Kings Reviews

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August 25, 2008
A damning yet idealistic satire about the motives behind U.S. foreign policy.
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February 9, 2006
The last reel descends into a muddle of trade-offs, heroic about-turns and romanticised rebels, but this is defiant, provocative cinema; Russell may yet prove a film-maker to treasure.
April 25, 2003
No, Three Kings is not a great picture, but it is a very good one, perhaps the first feature of merit to come out of the Gulf War.
January 1, 2000
A sardonic, rock-'em, sock-'em Gulf War flick.
January 1, 2000
It is a straightforward celebration of heroism under duress, and it is impossible to resist.
January 1, 2000
On any hip-o-meter, Three Kings rules.
February 4, 2011
One of Hollywood's few films about the Gulf War, David O. Russell's Three Kings is an original war feature that's effective as a social satire as well as political critique.
December 15, 2010
Violent, liberal George Clooney Gulf War caper.
October 20, 2010
A hallucinatory near-masterpiece and one of the best American war films produced in the 1990s.
July 6, 2010
Ithis is a career making movie, then its writer/director David O. Russell who deserves the credit with this very creative effort from the debut filmmaker.
June 28, 2009
Three Kings mightn't be the best thought-out or most reassuring movie of the year, but the more I think about it, the more I'm sure that it is one of the best.
April 9, 2009
It's amazing how much action can be crammed into a movie about a war where most soldiers didn't actually see any action. Three Kings has its fair share of shootouts, none that are merely squeezed in for guilty pleasures. Every shot fired is motivated by c
August 25, 2008
Far more intelligent and perceptive than most actioners, yet with enough thrills and spills to satisfy adrenaline junkies.
August 6, 2007
(The) screenplay abruptly changes tone after the first half-hour, eventually incorporating some genuinely harrowing sequences... The final picture becomes something noticeably deeper and smarter than its first reels suggest.
July 14, 2007
Worth watching.
May 11, 2007
With characters you can root for and a story that is both engaging and honest, Three Kings goes for the gold and comes out a winner.
March 12, 2007
Keilich strikes a sweetly engaging balance between humor and pathos.
December 6, 2005
An action movie with a conscience.
April 9, 2005
Go see it for the effects, action and treasure hunt story, but enjoy the intelligence, too.
January 15, 2005
It's an outrageous comedy and a challenging morality play, while at heart its a classic Western (set in an unlikely context).
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