With the exception of 'Magnolia'and 'The Green Mile', I don't believe thatthere was a movie as great as 'Three Kings' last year. It was a brilliantlook at the Gulf War and stretched beyond the boundaries of all war moviesbefore it. David O. Russell did an excellent job writing and directing thismovie and George Clooney gave one of the best performances of the year.Mark Wahlberg proved that his work can go beyond that of Dirk Diggler.Spike Jonze was hilarious as Wahlberg's lacky. Watching the movie is amemorable experience. It's way out there with it's comedic sense oftiming,awesome action sequences, and morals to match. It dealt with the politicalissues of the Gulf War which was seen as a pretty harmless war from anAmerican's standpoint. Russell showed us the plight of the freedom fightersin Iraq and told a very serious story, but did it with a sense of humorthatwas neither tasteless nor melodramatic. Russell kept an even tonethroughout the entire movie and perfectly blended the action,blackcomedy,and war genres into what was one of the year's best. Anentertainingmovie that never ceases to amaze me. I still am trying to figure out whyitdidn't get nominated for any Oscars. I hope that one day people will seethis move for what it is...a masterpiece.
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Three Kings (1999)
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
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A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives.
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Reviewed byP.T. McConvilleVote: /10
I spend most of my time bitching at just how mindless and cliched mostmovies released by Hollywood are, so it's always a pleasant surprise when a'Pulp Fiction' or a 'Boogie Nights' or an 'American Beauty' gets releasedand makes me eat my words. 'Three Kings' deserves to be mentioned in thesame breath as those very fine movies, but what a left field surprise thisone was! As much as I enjoyed David O. Russell's previous movies 'SpankingThe Monkey' and 'Flirting With Disaster', I never would have expected him tobe capable of making a movie as fresh and original as this! Easilyoverlooked, it very cleverly manages to work simultaneously as anaction/adventure, and a comedy, and a wonderfully subversive lesson inrecent political history. Who would have thought? The other surprise is justhow fine the motley cast is. TV heart throb Clooney, rappers turned actorsWahlberg and Ice Cube, and video director Jonze. All are much better thananyone would have the right to expect, and are supported by some strongperformances from the likes of Cliff Curtis ('Once Were Warriors'), NoraDunn ('The Last Supper'), Jamie Kennedy ('Scream') and especially SaidTaghmaoui ('La Haine'), the latter in a role that should have made him aninternational star. 'Three Kings' is in my opinion a modern classic and oneof the very best movies of the last ten years. I can't recommend this onehighly enough!
I remember the 1991 Gulf War well, and in fact visited the area in late1991. After looking at the "extras" on the DVD version of Three Kings, yourealize how accurate the movie is, having used USA veterans as consultants,and some of the extras were actually Guld War refugees. I rate it "8" of"10".
The movie is action-packed and well-acted. The only thing that threw me offa bit was the sometimes strange mixture of humor and tragedy - peoplegraphically getting killed in one scene, and characters being in humoroussituations the next. Still, it is an entertaining movie overall, and gives agreat glimpse of what the Gulf War was all about.