Tropic Thunder (2008)
Critic Consensus: With biting satire, plenty of subversive humor, and an unforgettable turn by Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder is a triumphant late Summer comedy.
Tropic Thunder Photos
Watch it now
People Who Like this movie also like
as Jeff 'Fats' Portnoy
as Kirk Lazarus
as Kevin Sandusky
as Alpa Chino
as Four Leaf Tayback
as Studio Executive Rob Slolom
as Les Grossman
as chopper pilot
as Rick Peck
as Damien's assistant
as script supervisor
as First assistant director
as special effects assistant
as Jan Jurgen
News & Interviews for Tropic Thunder
Critic Reviews for Tropic Thunder
Though some of the caricatures wear thin, some of the acting rises to a high level.
Tiptoes to the fine line between irony and insight and blows it to smithereens. It's hilarious.
Cruise and particularly Downey are something to behold: They give this Thunder its lightning.
But its better moments of self-referential snark, such as an ace cameo from Tom Cruise as an obnoxious studio exec, have the feel of a superior end-of-term revue.
For years now, onscreen and off, [Tom] Cruise has seemed like a bottle of barely contained crazy; now we know what happens when the cork comes out.
Audience Reviews for Tropic Thunder
Apart from the hilarious first scene and a few others that work very well, there is little else in this film other than stupid, offensive jokes mixed with a lot of tiresome big action scenes - which seem to be there only to entertain those unable to understand the obvious satire.
A group of jumped up actors are making a big-budget movie. The actors end up in the real jungle in Vietnam where they are kidnapped for ransom. Great cast. Tom Cruise steals the show with his dodgy dance moves and makeup. The ads before the movie are hilarious.
Funny... but not as funny as some may say.
Tropic Thunder Quotes
|Kirk Lazarus:||Man were lost, were super lost!|
|Kirk Lazarus:||I'm a lead farmer mother fucker!|
|Kirk Lazarus:||You went full retard man, never go full retard.|
|Tugg Speedman:||I was wrong! Blow the bridge! Blow the fucking bridge!|