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Three Kings Reviews

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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Three Kings manages to venture into places that most American films never go.
January 1, 2000
An intelligent film for an excess of visual imagination.
January 1, 2000
An original and brilliant combination of comedy, action and sophisticated political comment.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Imaginative and exciting.
January 1, 2000
Explosively good!
January 1, 2000
David O. Russell's nervy attempt to reinvent the war movie and a further step in the evolution of an audacious and entertaining filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
On any hip-o-meter, Three Kings rules.
January 1, 2000
Artsy style overpowers message in Three Kings.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Three Kings takes a comfortable proletarian view of Desert Storm.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
It's George Clooney's best showcase to date -- a picture that is as strong as the war itself was dubious and one-sided.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, instead of drawing us in, his swagger and the dazzle of his pyrotechnics keep us at a remove from the savagery. They become abstractions, too.
January 1, 2000
Three Kings rules.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It has the freedom and recklessness of Oliver Stone or Robert Altman in their mad-dog days, and a visual style that hungers for impact.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The first Hollywood feature to take on the 1991 Gulf War, Three Kings does so in an impudently comic, stylistically aggressive and, finally, very thoughtful manner.
January 1, 2000
Three Kings is a dark, zesty, live-wire action-adventure comedy.
January 1, 2000
Vigor, intelligence and eyes kept open makes Three Kings a top-of-the-line war-action movie.
January 1, 2000
Possibly the best wartime comedy since Robert Altman's M*A*S*H.
January 1, 2000
It is a straightforward celebration of heroism under duress, and it is impossible to resist.
January 1, 2000
Exciting.
January 1, 2000
Three Kings is one of the most exciting Hollywood action films in years, and the best Vietnam movie since Apocalypse Now.
January 1, 2000
Three Kings is a resourceful and even witty film that irreverently reinvents the war movie.
January 1, 2000
Interesting and occasionally exhilarating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Director David O. Russell, who also wrote the screenplay, couldn't separate what's visually ingenious from what's merely visually curious.
January 1, 2000
Though Russell is most impressive for his writing and his immensely witty direction of actors, Three Kings begins by placing its emphasis firmly elsewhere.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
A sardonic, rock-'em, sock-'em Gulf War flick.
January 1, 2000
Russell does so well by his sub-text that the flaws in the text itself become less bothersome. What he is after fundamentally is ... war is insane.