3.5

War Dogs

Drama Comedy War


 

A man struggling to make ends meet catches up with an old friend and finds a new revenue stream by becoming an international arms dealer.

"War Dogs" is a multifaceted story about trying to maintain your moral compass, whilst profiteering off the necessities of war. This peek behind the curtain of the war machine is interesting, engaging and adequately dramatic. But it is our wonderfully smarmy leading man who steals the show, with pops of humour that are a welcome relief from the serious subject matter at hand. A study in bureaucratic red tape, opportunism and economics, this film also serves a cautionary tale of mixing business with friendship. Go fetch.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Wide Release 18th August 2016
Roadshow Films 114 mins