War Dogs is directed by Todd Philips and stars Miles Teller and Jonah Hill and tells the story of two twenty year olds who land a multi million dollar contract to arm American Allies in Afghanistan. From the director of the Hangover Phillips shows us that he is not a one trick pony and gives us a very untrustworthy look into the american government.
Whist I have never been a huge fan of Teller, he really pulled out the stops in this role. Since the atrocious mess Fantastic Four Teller has stared in the gripping oscar winning drama Whiplash where there too his acting style surprised me. As well as Jonah Hill who took a break from his crude, over the top humour, took a step back and performed wonderfully as a very dangerous, miss guided, obsessed money monster. The film in itself was incredibly engaging, they made a concept that could easily get very boring to watch for 120 min, into something very gritty that left audiences members wanting more. It showed greed and government corruption in a scarily sadistic way, that mixed with a phenomenal sound track and you have a extremely interesting film. That being said the film was still humorous in some places but without being two over the top and in your face, it was rather subtle which made it much more naturally funny and enjoyable. Another thing to note is the slow destruction of Teller and Hill's relationship, they both clashed with each other once they got themselves too deep into some very serious business however in most scenes they both compliment each other very nicely.
A very serious concept that handled it self very nicely with some fantastic acting and a plot that unraveled further as the film went on.
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