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Tropic Thunder [DVD] [2008]

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  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (477 out of 502)

    Synopsis


    Tropic Thunder
    Ben Stiller's satirical look at Hollywood, Tropic Thunder concerns the production of an epic Vietnam War film that quickly derails thanks to the giant egos of everyone involved in the production. Stiller stars as Tugg Speedman, an action hero trying to segue out of that genre. Jack Black plays Jeff Portnoy, a drug-addicted fat comic also attempting to change his image by taking on such a serious film. They star alongside Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), one of the world's most awarded actors, and a man who insists on immersing himself totally in a role. In this case, that means Lazarus has had his skin dyed in order to portray an African-American soldier. After their outrageous behavior lands the film's director, Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan), in very hot water with producer Les Grossman (Tom Cruise), Cockburn takes the advice of grizzled Vietnam vet Four Leaf Tayback (Nick Nolte); in order to gain control of his performers, Cockburn drops the actors off in the jungle, planning to film the movie guerrilla-style with hidden cameras. When the group stumbles upon a heroin production camp, the actors are unaware that they are in very real danger. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ben Stiller
      Ben Stiller - Tugg Speedman
    • Jack Black
      Jack Black - Jeff Portnoy
    • Robert Downey, Jr.
      Robert Downey, Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
    • Nick Nolte
      Nick Nolte - Four Leaf Tayback
    • Steve Coogan
      Steve Coogan - Damien Cockburn



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 502 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • 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.

      Posted
      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.

      Posted
      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

      Posted
      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!

      Posted
      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



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