War Dogs


War Dogs is a Wolf of Wall Street wannabe from Todd Phillips (Old School, The Hangover), only replacing stockbrokers with arms dealers. The film is based on the true story of two 20-something Miami knuckleheads played by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller bullshitting their way into a very large weapons contract with the US government in 2007. It’s so funny and strange to me that Jonah Hill received a Golden Globes Best Actor nomination for this role. Ummm….what?  That would be like Zaza Pachulia getting voted a starter in the NBA All Star game.  Hill has had some great, all-time performances, but this isn’t one of them. I just think he’s much better as a sidekick than an alpha. This was originally titled “The Arms and The Dudes” so at least they got one thing right in changing the name.  Grade: D


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