• War Dogs (2016)

War Dogs

Release Date: August 19th, 2016

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2016

R |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

With the war in Iraq raging on, a young man (Jonah Hill) offers his childhood friend a chance to make big bucks by becoming an international arms dealer. Together, they exploit a government initiative that allows businesses to bid on U.S. military contracts. Starting small allows the duo to rake in money and live the high life. They soon find themselves in over their heads after landing a $300 million deal to supply Afghan forces, a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people.

Cast: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Pollak, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner, David Packouz

Director: Todd Phillips

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Warner Bros. Pictures, Joint Effort, The Mark Gordon Company

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Girlfriend, Brash, Cheeky, Intense, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Superficially, the movie looks a lot like past Phillips comedies about men behaving badly, with dirty jokes and wacky hijinks galore. But War Dogs is more critical of its protagonists’ behavior, and there’s plenty of sad commentary about the state of modern America. show more

  • 25
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    This airless, laugh-less true story about 20-something wheeler-dealers who became arms salesmen during the Bush-Cheney invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan has no point of view, nor anything to say about war or commerce or even 20-somethings who wheel and deal. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Hardly inexperienced at playing belligerent, outrageous and offensive a-holes, Hill offers a definitive account of one here, to which Teller can only play the blander, if useful, second fiddle who has to try, and try again, to stand up to the gruff bully. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy