War, Inc.
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An assassin posing as a trade-show producer fixes his crosshairs on a Middle Eastern oil minister while maintaining his cover by organizing a high-profile wedding in this satirical action comedy starring John Cusack, Hilary Duff, and Marisa Tomei. A private American corporation run by a former U.S. vice president (Dan Aykroyd) is occupying the war-torn nation of Turaqistan, but a powerful Middle Eastern oil minister is preventing them from taking total advantage of the situation. In order to gain a monopoly on the lucrative opportunities that Turaqistan has to offer, the CEO of the corporation… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"War, Inc. squanders some top-tier talent (Marisa Tomei, Sir Ben Kingsley) as well as our patience."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Only occasionally hits the target."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This absurdist political farce has its moments but requires a deft touch for satire ... perhaps no one could have made the uneven script work."
‑ Craig Phillips, GreenCine
"What is supposed to be a sharp parody is so slow, we're always several steps ahead."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"If there's one thing a comedy needs, it's a good exit strategy."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"This John Cusack-driven exercise in scorched-earth political comedy is neither as dark nor as timely as intended, and certainly not as funny."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"For critics of the war with an appetite for red meat, War, Inc. will prove filling, if not quite completely nourishing."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Sophisticated political satire, ridiculous farce, black humour, spoof, intellectual game playing and comic invention"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Either too cartoonish, or not cartoonish enough."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Nice try, but this hallucinatory polemic never jells."
‑ Boo Allen, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"Despite flashes of comic inspiration and an abundance of anything-goes boldness, this well-intentioned but wobbly satire is a chaotic free-fire zone."
‑ Joe Leydon, Houston Chronicle
"A sprawling folly, this uniquely hellish war film has almost breathtakingly impressive (and busy) production values and is anchored by a memorably complicated performance from John Cusack."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"It's as if the movie is stuck in a muddy middle, unable to go whole hog with its sending up of toxic Americana and unwilling to be serious about exploring how toxic it really is."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Piercingly funny political satire with terrific cast is on view in this future-set story."
‑ Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
"Any hopes you might be holding out for a smart, sophisticated political satire will immediately be squashed at the sight of Dan Aykroyd on the toilet."
‑ Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly
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