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: 53% 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.

Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

Pitt's ridiculous, wildly over-the-top performance somehow keeps it all together.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

A messy, troubling and strangely enjoyable film.

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Neil Soans
The Times of India

Don't be surprised to hear about award nominations on this one, and make sure to add it to your watch-list as soon as it's out.

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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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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

Brad Pitt's Netflix movie, War Machine, probably didn't play out as well as anyone hoped.

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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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Juliana Rasul
The New Paper (Singapore)

[BRad Pitt] isn't convincing as a squinty caricature in this satire of war and politics.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Although Netflix has been crushing it with their television shows, their feature film category has been fairly slim pickings, which is odd, due to the fact that… More
Kevin Mozulay
Brad Pitt, a highly prolific actor in Hollywood, stars as General McMahon in Netflix's newest exclusive film, War Machine. It's based on a real US… More
Brendan Nicholls
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