War Dogs [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 5624486
  • Release Date: 11/22/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (67 out of 75)

Special Features


  • "Pentagon Pie"

Synopsis


War Dogs
In this comedy-drama based on true events, a down-on-his-luck massage therapist living in Miami (Miles Teller) teams up with a mercurial former classmate (Jonah Hill) to try to make it in the arms-dealing business. After starting small, the pals eventually get in over their heads when they land a 300-million-dollar contract with the U.S. government to supply weaponry for forces in Afghanistan. Directed by Todd Phillips. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Miles Teller
    Miles Teller - David Packouz
  • Jonah Hill
    Jonah Hill - Efraim Diveroli
  • Ana deArmas
    Ana deArmas - Iz
  • Kevin Pollak
    Kevin Pollak - Ralph Slutsky
  • Bradley Cooper
    Bradley Cooper - Henry Girard



Customer rating

4.3
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    War Dogs – Jonah Hill is repellently brilliant

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    Steve
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    This is a review from The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/28/war-dogs-review-jonah-hill-repellently-brilliant) Jonah Hill is so repellent – all swagger, sweat and unapologetic sexism – in War Dogs, that for a while, you don’t immediately realise what a blitzkrieg of a performance he delivers. Bulked up considerably for the role, he plays Efraim Diveroli, one half of a real-life pair of twentysomething Yeshiva schoolfriends from Miami who made millions by hawking dodgy supplies to the US military. He looks like a doughnut stuffed with testosterone and reckless ambition; his hyena laugh has a combination of pleading neediness and mania that makes it chillingly effective. It’s the force of Hill’s tremendous, committed performance, plus the chemistry with costar Miles Teller (very much the straight man here as Efraim’s business partner, David Packouz) which carries a film that takes too many cliched routes to ever match the quality of its lead actor. War Dogs: how Todd Phillips went from the Hangover to arms dealing in Iraq. Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) is an old hand at telling stories about blokes behaving badly, but with this film, which could have been the picture to elevate him from gross-out mass-market comedy to something a little more sophisticated, he drops the ball. The aim, evidently, was to combine the brash racket of American Hustle with the cynicism of Lord of War. But by copying Hustle’s voiceover narration, the blanket-bombing approach to music and the toe-tappingly obvious retro score, Phillips just looks lazy. It’s a pity, because this is a great story: a tall tale about a couple of chancers scoring billion-dollar deals and blundering through some of the most dangerous places in the world, it should have made for a propulsive, stylish thriller. Entertaining as it may be, original it certainly isn’t.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True story!

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    jefferyf6
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    Great movie...sad that they got away with cheating the military with poor quality weapons, that may or may not have gotten US soldiers and Marines killed...but a well made movie...actors were great...not a high level theatrical performance, but good overall for entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Educational or comedy

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    MrJames81
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    This was a great movie and insight to how two 20 something year olds were able to score a three hundred million dollar contract from the government on arms. Jonah Hill hits the comedy as he normally does, and Miles Teller gives it the quiet flare that it needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    True Story

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    Jeff
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    This is actually a true story. There were several funny parts and I enjoyed the movie. I can't give it 5 stars since it was not "great". However, I will probably watch it again because there were entertaining parts in the movie. Lot of cussing though...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    unexpectedly entertaining

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    ratman
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    i really liked this one, i dont know how true it all is but who cares, it kept me glued to the TV and that is what movies should do. I highly recommend this one, crazy situation these guys put themselves in...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a movie.

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    Nicholas
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    I've not yet watched the movie. It comes in a very nice package. The disc was not scratched. I hope the movie is as good as the packaging. I really need to watch these movies before I review them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    just knowing this is a true story BLOWS MY MIND

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    BaBaDoo
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    I remember hearing about this in the news when it happened! Miles and Josh really brought the characters to life, good bad or indifferent, it was a very entertaining movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Leprokn
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    This was a great movie. Todd Phillips has a way of creating comedies that feel more like funny things in everyday real life than scripted jokes and forced laughs.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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