>>> Une histoire complètement délirante où l'on découvre, entre autres, les effets d'une bombardier sur une séduisante Américaine, l'obsession du canon et de la défense chez un Yankee moyen et la passion secrète d'un général cinéphile. Cinquième long métrage de Spielberg, beaucoup moins connu que ses autres réalisations, qui déçoit fortement par sa morne surenchère de gags élimés... www.cinefiches.com
One of the most overlooked and simultaneously best Spielberg's films, from the decade in which his narrative lightness had not been shortened and rewritten by its increasingly unbearable productive weight and consequent provability. In this film, the availability to play is overwhelming - it is, in fact, one of the last North-American films that wisely review the classical heritage of slapstick and the absurd.
Proof that people are too sensitive and refuse to give something a chance. It's a bit of mess as it's a bit closer to a series of gags than one whole story. But by god, look at these ideas and the scale of it all. The last gag with the house made me lose my shit. Plus, it's not like it mocks JUST America. The Japanese are equally loony. BTW, Spielberg needs to make a musical, because that dance sequence is awesome.
Una delle commedie più spassose che abbia mai visto.La satira all'ambiente militare è fantastica,i personaggi sono super-azzeccati e le scene sono assolutamente deliziose,dalla faida tra i due contendenti,il generale al cinema,la rissa tra soldati,Mifune sul sommergibile,Dan sul carrarmato e Jim sull'aereo:un'inutilità devastante,che fà davvero riflettere sulla pochezza della guerra.Un grandioso Spielberg.
One of my all-time favorite film maudit. Incredibly inventive use of scale models (a great art that CGI has destroyed) and a phenomenal dance sequence (Spielberg should do a musical) an innumerable delights along the way. Unfortunately it was released during the Iran hostage crisis. Few were ready for a rowdy political cartton attacking that most sacred of sacred cows "Ammmuuuurica!"
I really enjoyed it! Great satire of the USA's "preparation" for war. At times it was a bit more "stupid" than "comedy" but that's how satire has to be. It's the first time I saw this kind of film made by Steven Spielberg. Would like to see something similar coming from this guy.
Isn't always funny. But its loving tribute to outdated Buster Keaton-style physical humor mixed with the 80s excess is unique. The cast is the best element in the film. Really spellbinding! Toshiro Mifune and Christopher Lee playing straight men to Slim Pickens?! And one final look at why John Belushi could have become the 80s biggest comedic star.
This is a truly bizarre film by Steven Spielberg. Worth watching just for the diverse cast. I saw it at the theater in '79; it was a huge flop at the time and almost sunk Spielberg's career. Luckily, he came back swinging in 1982 with "E.T." and that shut everybody the hell up.