Three Kings Reviews

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August 25, 2008
A damning yet idealistic satire about the motives behind U.S. foreign policy.
Top Critic
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.
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 manages to venture into places that most American films never go.
January 1, 2000
Three Kings rules.
January 1, 2000
Exciting.
January 1, 2000
Explosively good!
January 1, 2000
Three Kings is a resourceful and even witty film that irreverently reinvents the war movie.
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
Artsy style overpowers message in Three Kings.
January 1, 2000
Vigor, intelligence and eyes kept open makes Three Kings a top-of-the-line war-action movie.
January 1, 2000
Three Kings is a dark, zesty, live-wire action-adventure comedy.
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.
January 1, 2000
Interesting and occasionally exhilarating.
January 1, 2000
Three Kings takes a comfortable proletarian view of Desert Storm.
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.
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