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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A no-holds-barred, hilarious comedy/satire

    Posted
    CrimsonKing42

    Tropic Thunder is a comedy that will offend a lot of people. In fact, it'll most likely offend everyone at least a little. Which is what makes it great. It's the story of a crew that's shooting a war movie called Tropic Thunder, based off a book written by war hero Four-Leaf Tayback (Nick Nolte, doing the best Nick Nolte parody I've ever seen) who lost his hands in combat. Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller, who also directed) plays Tayback in the movie. He's a washed-up action star who's one flop away from being done forever. Then there's Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), an Australian method actor who undergoes a skin pigmentation procedure to play the platoon's African-American Sergeant, Lincoln Osiris. Finally, there's Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black at his funniest since School of Rock), a comedian who's sick of doing toilet humor and has an unfortunate drug addiction. There's a bunch of great supporting characters, including Danny McBride and Matthew McConaughey, but the real scene-stealer is Tom Cruise. I won't give away his role, for those who have yet to see it, but it's absolutely brilliant. Downey Jr. is also incredible. His mockery of how far an actor will go for a role is the most memorable thing about this very funny film. Comedy is the most relative of genres, so naturaly some will not like this film. All I can say is that I saw it thrice in theaters and laughed every time. This is good stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cut Stiller's role and you have a masterpiece.

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    CottC
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    The plot is slap happy fun, stars making fun of their own industry. And frankly Rober Downy Jr. and Tom Cruise OWN this movie lol Brandon Jackson a close second. Jay Baruchel held is own as well. Mcconaughey held is own I guess in a much smaller way. Jack Black was the beginning of the breakdown in pure laughter, and Ben Stiller just sucked what remaining life there was out of this movie. Watching the "forrest gump" like parts was PAINFUL because his acting is soo bad. I still own it, and I do watch it from time to time. I basically feel like roller coaster ride with Ben Stiller providing the low boring tedious parts and the rest of the cast providing the lopp de loops and freefalls that make a roller coaster exciting.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't Take this to Seriously!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I enjoyed the movies so much at the theater, that I am going to purchase the DVD for Christmas. I loved Robert Downey Jr the best. If you are offended because this movie is graphic...just realize that this is a rated R movie. This rating does not sugar coat anything. It is basically a comedy, in a war setting. Its about actors filming a movie about war. Everything does not go as planned, and thats where it goes crazy. Take a movie for what it is. A comedy with action. This will not win a Academy Award. You will just have fun, be entertained, if thats your thing. A movie like this is simply an escape for you. Go ahead an enjoy. Watch a preview of this movie to get a taste of what you see when you buy the DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tropic Thunder Great Comedy!

    Posted
    Martybc3

    This is a dang funny movie! I saw it on television and liked it enough to go pick it up on blu-ray. Its a lot funnier uncensored! Robert Downey JR. steals the show, i was laughing everytime his character had any dialog in the film, P.S. I dont really like Robert Downey Jr films. For anyone that likes Stiller,Black,Downey JR, or just a good comedy, I would say go pick this movie up. Blu-Ray looks pretty good especially the action scenes. The film is kinda slow if you haven't seen it, but it makes up for it, just give it a chance and watch it all the way through.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great comedy with a lot of big name actors.

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    Brightside

    Awesome movie. When you have Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., and Jack Black as the main characters in a film, you're gonna get a lot of personalities to set up an interesting plot. Plus you have guys like Matthew McCoughnahey, Tom Cruise, Nick Nolte, and others to name a few player smaller roles, there's so much going on in the movie. It's a great movie to see if you're not overly critical as some self-proclaimed movie critics get. If you're goal is to enjoy a fun, witty comedy with a lot of comedic personalities, then this is a MUST WATCH.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the better Stiller vehicles--cause DOWNEY

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    GrievousAngel
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    I enjoyed this movie--Robert Downey Jr makes it with his character. It's pretty light hearted and has a good ensemble cast, with Stiller, Downy, Jack Black, and others. It has good laughs all the way through. But Robert Downey Jr's performance is the reason to see it. It's the story of a troubled movie production, where the cast gets dropped in the middle of Vietnam. Things go wrong, but the cast still things they're shooting a movie. Hilarity ensues. Good bit parts by Nolte and Tom Cruise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full of Laughs! Great Movie!

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    Billybob107

    I saw this movie in the theater, and thought it was good, but wasn't sure if I would pick it up on DVD. Got it as a Christmas gift. Watched it again and noticed some lines that I missed in the theater. Long story short I have now watched this movie probably 10 times, and love it. There is some great lines that you have to watch several times to pick up. Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. steal this movie. Personally Ben Stiller was my least favorite in this movie. I would recommend this to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In my top five comedies for sure!

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    Netflixluv
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    This movie is the best! It ma ma ma makes me ha haaapy! Ben Stiller does what he does best, and Downey Jr is awesome as well. So many good quotable lines and memorable scenes! One of the few movies I can watch over and over and still keep laughing each time! If you haven't seen this one yet, what have you been doing with your life this while time? Get it... now! Did I mention Tom Cruise is in it? No... seriously, he is!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great comedy

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    Vagabond
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    A band of actors thrown into a real military situation filled with danger, this is enough to make me want to see it and trust me it's funny. Features -Filmmaker and cast commentaries -Before the thunder -The hot lz -Blowing s#%t up -Designing the thunder -The cast of tropic thunder -Rain of madness -Deleted and extended scenes -Alternate ending -Full mags

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    YOU NEED THIS MOVIE!

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    Pao1004
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    This is by far one of the funniest movies EVER. I can't recall how many times I've seen this movie. Too many to count but definitely have not got tired of it. Robert Downy Jr. plays an amazing role & it's his funniest ever! The whole plot to this is just hilarious! If you haven't watched this movie, go get it ! I got it for $5 blu-ray here. It was on sale and couldn't have had a better deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We love this movie

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    MplsSwde
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    Realize it isn't hip to buy the physical movies any longer - at least that what my son tells me but the wife and I just love this movie. Ben Still and Robert Downey Jr steal the show but strong supporting cast. I just laugh so hard at some of the scenes. My kind of comedy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very funny movie

    Posted
    Jack

    This movie is incredibly funny. I mean, it's got Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and RDJ in it for crying out loud. And Ben Stiller directed it so there's also that. If you like a well-written, well-acted and well-directed slightly dark comedy, this is the movie for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    See it for "Les Grossman"

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    cdfree
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    This movie will not be everyone's type of humor. It is over the top and absurd, but the exaggerated stereotypes are funny - it is a movie that I continue to enjoy more as I watch it. Tom Cruise as Les Grossman is one of the best parts! He is hilarious to watch. Also Robert Downey Jr is actually playing 2 different stereotypes which is fun to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, fun popcorn entertainment.

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    JJStorm
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    This movie pays homage to the Vietnam War films of the 80's. Great acting from the cast and good cameos. Location filming is a major plus. The jokes are well-written, but the casual viewer may not understand the gist of them all. I highly recommend this film if you like to laugh out loud and can appreciate a good popcorn flick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Zoolander of war movies for me

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    Dustineccos10
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    Ben Stiller and a stacked cast of young and old comedians knock this one out of the park IMO. As delightfully quotable as any Stallone or Schwarzenegger action flick with amazing performances, especially by Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. If you can embrace the ridiculousness of it all, you'll laugh long and hard with this flick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious

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    Kamahama3x
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    This movie while hilarious, was also met with some controversy mostly because of RDJ's use of blackface. It was also met with controversy because of some of the language, mostly pertaining to Ben Stiller's characters most popular role of "Simple Jack" in which he played a mentally handicaped person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lost in Vietnam

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    jlw465
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    When a group of actors playing the rolls of soldiers during the Vietnam war are dropped off in the jungles of Vietnam, they are faced with the fact they may face hostile natives. The interaction of the actors and the indiginous peoples lead to humorous outcomes. Will they escape with their lives or will they die laughing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The dude playin the dude disguised as another dude

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    tmellow
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    Lots of good quotes in this movie. It was a very good movie and pokes a bit of fun at Hollywood in general tongue in cheek. Obviously there is quite a bit of violence and fake gore being filmed as fake gore in the movie. Obviously not suitable for children but I would highly recommend. I thought it was hilarious and the cast is superb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    What?

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    Melzy
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    After hearing SO much hype about how hilarious this film was supposed to be, I was bewildered when I finally watched it. I bought it outright because I was so certain - based on the hype - that I was going to love it. It was worth watching ONCE. I chuckled a few times, but I don't don't get why it's so over rated.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    CMG857

    Ben Stiller & Jack Black's role really did not cut it for me, but the other cast were great and kept the movie somewhat interesting. Suprisingly Tom Cruise really stole the show with his over the top performance. Overall I enjoyed it and it looks great on Blu-ray. The other two comments that were posted with poor ratings need to go to grammar school.

    I would recommend this to a friend