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American Military Intelligence and You!
A hapless team of military-intelligence personnel attempts to determine the location of a secret German fighter-plane base in director Dale Kutzera's pointed satire of kitschy training films and preemptive warfare. Authentic footage of World War II training films combines with a newly filmed plot concerning a military analyst, a hawkish major, and a figurehead general attempting to determine the location of a purported German Ghost Squadron base. The result is a film that knowingly parodies timeless military clichés while simultaneously skewering the Bush administration's frightening… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a great idea for 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the movie's 78 minutes long."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"We get the idea -- we may even agree with it: Just don't make us sit through 78 minutes of empty cleverness."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A hilarious takeoff on World War II training films."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"The target's a slow-moving one, and the digs get old fast."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Let's Not Listen
"This movie is an imaginative idea that, in execution, just doesn't come off."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Although [director] Kutzera does a great job of cinematic excavation and editing, Military Intelligence and You! never manages to overcome its tone of glib condescension and soar to Strangelovian heights."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"An amusing novelty."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"This wickedly funny satire takes no prisoners as it mixes World War II-era footage with new material."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"If you are looking for an imaginative, World War II-based spoof that is also current and fresh and politically incorrect, then you, like me, will love Military Intelligence and You!"
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"This gets old in about 10 minutes, but the movie strikes the same comic note for another hour."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"An ingenious satire that could easily tip toward self-congratulation yet never does."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Military Intelligence and You! is two movies for the price of one. It's both a loving spoof of World War II films and a pointed satire on America's involvement in Iraq."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Its whip-smart handling of wartime America (both then and now) makes it as devilishly clever as it is riotously absurd."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Even at a brief 78 minutes, the jokes are too few, too repetitive and too obvious to really make this worthwhile."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Often laugh-out-loud hilarious."
‑ Chad Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
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