Three Kings

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Three Kings is 'different'. It's not a comedy, not an action film, not an adventure film. It's a combination of all 3, plus a few other genres all thrown together. It's about men who try to steal gold, and end up getting involved with doing 'the right thing'. It's an anti-war war movie. It's not a formulaic movie, but it's something that every intelligent movie-goer should see.

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Due to reacent event's this film has a level of realism then just a war film the issues in this film ironically real and very able to stand out in this film the second war in the gulf started in the 3rd week of March 2003, about Iraqi refugee's and Saddam's willingness to torture and kill the Iraqi people even though this film is about the first war in the gulf 90 - 91.As George Clooney said with his charachter the Iraqi people were sposed to rise up agains Saddam Hussen's regime , But president Bush wanted all the troops in an immediate withdrawl from Iraq it never happend and in one scary scene in the film our three hero's George Clooney , Mark Whalberg, and Ice Cube are attacked with mustard gas wich is a reality that most of our men and women over in the gulf now are afraid of. In this film three men work up a plan after the gulf war ends to go to a bunker that that conatins gold bulyon but they never expected that it would be hidden and guarded by forces of the Iraqi Republican Army they never thought it was going to need there full attention because it is about the human side not the finacial side , so insead of doing the wrong thing they decide to do the right thing helping the people get across the border and free them but it will not be before they have a war a private war between Three Kings and the Republican Army of Iraq in this very realistic story that blends realism , action , and comedy.

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on 3/11/2000

Three Kings is 'different'. It's not a comedy, not an action film, not an adventure film. It's a combination of all 3, plus a few other genres all thrown together. It's about men who try to steal gold, and end up getting involved with doing 'the right thing'. It's an anti-war war movie. It's not a formulaic movie, but it's something that every intelligent movie-goer should see. Read More

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More about current event's and reality then a war

by Ross on 3/27/2003

Due to reacent event's this film has a level of realism then just a war film the issues in this film ironically real and very able to stand out in this film the second war in the gulf started in the 3rd week of March 2003, about Iraqi refugee's and Saddam's willingness to torture and kill the Iraqi people even though this film is about the first war in the gulf 90 - 91.As George Clooney said with his charachter the Iraqi people were sposed to rise up agains Saddam Hussen's regime , But president Bush wanted all the troops in an immediate withdrawl from Iraq it never happend and in one scary scene in the film our three hero's George Clooney , Mark Whalberg, and Ice Cube are attacked with mustard gas wich is a reality that most of our men and women over in the gulf now are afraid of. In this film three men work up a plan after the gulf war ends to go to a bunker that that conatins gold bulyon but they never expected that it would be hidden and guarded by forces of the Iraqi Republican Army they never thought it was going to need there full attention because it is about the human side not the finacial side , so insead of doing the wrong thing they decide to do the right thing helping the people get across the border and free them but it will not be before they have a war a private war between Three Kings and the Republican Army of Iraq in this very realistic story that blends realism , action , and comedy. Read More

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Product Overview

When restless american foot soldiers left out of operation desert storm's high-tech warfare go on a renegade mission to loot $23 million in iraqi gold, they discoer more action than they ever could want and their own humanity as well. Special features: bunkers - three hidden features and much more.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40133910
UPC 085391786221
UPC 14 00085391786221
Format DVD
Release Date 9/28/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Black Comedy
Crime
Essential Cinema
Heists
Theatrical Release
War
Editors Note
Note David O. Russell makes his entry into the major studio big leagues with the electric war dramedy THREE KINGS. The politically charged script, based on a fictional story by John Ridley, is a sly reworking of KELLY'S HEROES, and concerns four Gulf War soldiers who discover a map that may lead to an enormous stash of gold bullion. Russell gives actors George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze a chance to shine, in roles that step outside the usual cinematic clichés and enable them to create human, believable characters, resulting in one of 1999's most exciting, original, and underrated motion pictures.
Plot Summary
Summary David O. Russell's multifaceted war film is an exhilarating display of cinematic bravado. As the Gulf War winds to a close, three American soldiers discover a map that leads to a stash of gold bullion hidden in a bunker by Sadaam Hussein's army. The soldiers--Sgt. Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg), "Chief" Elgin (Ice Cube), and Pvt. Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze)--are busted by Special Forces Sgt. Major Archie Gates (George Clooney). Gates orders a top-secret mission in which the four of them will track down the gold and keep it for themselves. Their journey seems simple enough, as Hussein's troops ignore the Americans due to the recently called truce. But after securing the gold, they witness the execution of an Iraqi woman in front of her family. Their morality compels them to fight for what is right, risking their lives--and the gold--in the process. Working within the limitations of the war genre, Russell manages to reinvent and revitalize it by shooting the film with a bleached out look and hyper-kinetic editing style. He also stuffs it with a potent blend of comedy and drama that is reminiscent of Robert Altman's M*A*S*H, only he updates it for the materialistic 1990s.
Reviews
Variety "...[THREE KINGS is] impudently comic, stylistically aggressive....Clooney, Cube and, particularly, Wahlberg deliver rugged and well-considered turns..." p.34-6
Rolling Stone Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "Ten Best Movies of 1999" -- "...An acutely funny and astutely provocative [satire]..." 01/20/2000 p.63-4,"...An acutely funny and provocative surprise....[Clooney] gives his finest performance to date..." 10/14/1999 p.135-6
Premiere "...Zeal and inventiveness....It's impossible not to be impressed..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 05/01/2000 p.95
Box Office "...Fresh, funny dialogue....With a grab-bag of visual tricks..." 12/01/1999 p.60
USA Today "...KINGS is more interested in guts than glory, in all its meanings....Russell nails the absurdity angle..." 10/01/1999 p.6E
Los Angeles Times "...Especially effective is Clooney who perfectly conveys the combination of capability, authority and a touch of larceny the film insists on..." 10/01/1999 p.C1
Chicago Sun-Times "...It has the freedom and recklessness of Oliver Stone or Robert Altman in their mad-dog days....THREE KINGS is awake and hyper..." 10/01/1999 p.31
Directors
David O. Russell
Actors
Mark Wahlberg
George Clooney
Spike Jonze
Cast & Crew
George Clooney - Actor
Ice Cube - Actor
Jamie Kennedy - Actor
Mark Wahlberg - Actor
Mykelti Williamson - Actor
Nora Dunn - Actor
Spike Jonze - Actor
David O. Russell - Director
Newton Thomas Sigel - Director of Photography
Carter Burwell - Musical Score
Charles Roven - Producer
Edward L. McDonnell - Producer
Paul Junger Witt - Producer
David O. Russell - Screenplay
John Ridley - Story By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
Catalog ID 17862
UPC 00085391786221
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 115 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Three Kings could have been a wise-guy adventure story. Instead it is--and is likely to remain--the definitive film about the Persian Gulf War.
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Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Time Magazine
Review Director David O. Russell set out on a mission to update the standard-issue war movie. He triumphs with the smart, funny and genially bizarre Three Kings... a brilliant exercise in popular but palpable surrealism.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Richard Schickel
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Three Kings is not a traditional war picture--there are no big battles and only a few small-scale skirmishes. Instead, this is more of an action/adventure film, and a fairly good one at that. The characters are well developed, the situations are effectively realized, and, most importantly, there's some thought-provoking content just beneath the surface... The director manages to incorporate black humor and dramatic heft into a picture that, at the outset, appears to be conventional fare.
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ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Box Set, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Clooney,George
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...one of the best movies of the year.
Apollo Guide ...not to be missed.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post ...old war movie in postmodern terms.
Annlee Ellingson, Box Office Magazine ...entertaining and engaging...

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