• War, Inc. (2008)

War, Inc.

Release Date: May 23rd, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 14th, 2008

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Assassin Brand Hauser is sent to Turaqistan to carry out a hit. Occupied by the US corporation Tamerlane, Turaqistan is a potential corporate goldmine just waiting to be exploited. Unfortunately, a Middle Eastern oil minister stands in the way of Tamerlane sucking the region dry of all its resources. Hired to dispose of the meddling minister, Hauser must pretend he is producing a trade show for Tamerlane while he plots the hit.

Cast: John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Ben Kingsley, Dan Aykroyd, Sergej Trifunovic, Ned Bellamy

Director: Joshua Seftel

Genres: Dark comedy

Production Co: Nu Image, New Crime Productions, Millennium Films Inc.

Keywords: Witty, Bar, Pursuit, Rivalry, 2000s, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    This script bumps along, good ideas jostling with weak, derivative ones, and Seftel doesn't seem to know which way he wants to handle the material. Also, with Cusack playing yet another soul-fried wiseacre running on emotional autopilot, the piece doesn't have much of an engine. show more

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The ambitions and intentions of War, Inc., co-written by and starring John Cusack, are laudable, but the film is a nearly complete misfire. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Sorry excuse for political satire. show more

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