• Tropic Thunder (2008)

Tropic Thunder

Release Date: August 13th, 2008

DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2008

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), pampered action superstar, sets out for Southeast Asia to take part in the biggest, most-expensive war movie produced, but soon after filming begins, he and his co-stars, Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), comic Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and the rest of the crew, must become real soldiers when fighting breaks out in that part of the jungle.

Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Brandon T. Jackson

Director: Ben Stiller

Genres: Action , Comedy

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Red Hour Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Quest, 2000s, Soldier, Friend, Deception, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    A knockout of a comedy that keeps you laughing constantly. It's also killer smart, lacing combustible action with explosive gags. show more

  • 100
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is laugh-until-your-stomach-hurts hilarious. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Stiller manages his movie nicely so that all actors get their share of the comic spotlight. Seldom does an ensemble comedy not contain a single weak character or performance as does this one. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role