You see, OPERATION: ENDGAME isn’t a particularly good film. The plot line is as basic as you can get, and tonally this is all over the place. However, it’s elevated somewhat by the top-notch comedic cast. While many of them have disappointingly brief parts (Odenkirk, and Jeffrey Tambour barely have enough time to cash their paychecks before they’re killed off), luckily, Corddry has a decent amount of screen time, which is a good thing as he’s easily the best part of the film. As for the action scenes, well- they’re nothing special. This isn’t exactly UNDISPUTED 3, and with Corddry and Galifianakis doing most of the fighting, you’re going to get exactly what you get here: sloppily edited, heavily doubled fights.
I imagine the presence of Zach Galifianakis is going to draw a lot viewers, and he’s OK here- but it’s the same old shtick, nothing new. Imagine his HANGOVER character as an assassin and you’ve got the idea. He only really shows up in the last twenty minutes or so, making this really more of an extended cameo- which might disappoint some of his fans.
The de-facto stars of this film are Joe Anderson (of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, and THE CRAZIES), and gorgeous Odette Yustman. They both acquit themselves well enough, but they can’t help but be owned by some of the more established comedic talents whenever they’re on-screen. In the last section of the film, they have to carry it- and this is when the film really falls apart, leading to an abrupt, unconvincing final twist.