War Machine
War Machine (2017)

Brad Pitt and Anthony Michael Hall star in this satirical comedy that focuses on American military involvement in Afghanistan. The biting story, based on the book The Operator: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 26, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2017
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: War Machine's uneven execution keeps its fact-based story from cleanly hitting its targets, but those flaws are frequently offset by sharp wit and solid acting.

David Sims
The Atlantic

War Machine is a failure, but could perhaps have been a great film if it had tried a little harder to pick a tone.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

A strong cast, including Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Ruck, Ben Kingsley, Meg Tilley and Scoot McNairy round out the impressive ensemble and help this satire land its blows.

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Zachary Doiron
Film Inquiry

From weak message delivery to Brad Pitt's awkward performance to the annoying narration, War Machine fails on multiple levels.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

It's funny and sad and weary and wise, which feels just about right for now.

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Julie Hinds
Detroit Free Press

It's sort of fascinating to watch Pitt aim for something close to George C. Scott's hyper-confident Gen. Buck Turgidson from the Stanley Kubrick 1964 Cold War classic "Dr. Strangelove.

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Abby Olcese

Unfortunately, War Machine is too busy figuring out how to say what it wants to say that it can't really offer any answers, just more questions that have more to do with the film's own failure than with the war it's trying to portray.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

A messy, troubling and strangely enjoyable film.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The absolute absence of intimacy, of psychology, of characters' self-revelation in thought and desire, is a failure of form and style as much as of content.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

great on paper and noble in intention, but not quite fit for the task at hand

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I think this film was misleading in the marketing and the themes are clouded with misdirection. I enjoyed the film and once you get through the first 30 minutes… More