Review Date: October 01, 1999
Director: David O. Russell
Writer: David O. Russell
Producers: Paul J. Witt, Charles Roven
That aside, this film basically offers us a unique war perspective with some decent action scenes, a creative style, some good humor, a spic-and-span ending, but not much more than that. The acting performances were also very good, with George Clooney really coming into his own with this picture. Wahlberg also comes through, despite another gratuitous shot of him running around without his top (Who am I kidding, if I had half the six-pack that bastard's got stacked, I'd be going to work without my shirt every day!). Even Ice Cube and Spike Jonze (That's right, the music video director!) got into the act with some pretty effective scenarios. The film as a whole worked for me because I was never bored while watching it, enjoyed its creative take on many Hollywood staple scenes, and was even a little touched here and there. Not a great film, but certainly one worthy of earning your hard-earned cash in the local movie houses.