Better than you'd expect, considering The Hangover franchise. Treads similar ground to The Wolf of Wall Street, Pain and Gain, and other loud, obnoxious, music video-like true stories of sleazy crime. This one plays out like a fart-joke version of Lord of War, with some okay performances, a good (though bloated) soundtrack, and a really entertaining aesthetic overall.
Jonah Hill gives the best, most compelling performance of his career, complete with his trademark roly-poly humor, but with added contempt and snide never before seen by him. The film itself is also terrific, using the formula of "The Wolf of Wall Street" in painting what could've been a straight-forward caper with excess, visual style, and gritty, yet humorous sensibilities. Endlessly entertaining moral bankruptcy.
Saying 'based on a true story' means nothing. If some aspect of some part of the story is based on reality, then they can throw whatever crap in there that they like. Like the 'Triangle of Death'. Never happened. I read the source material too. That whole part was just absurd. Typical Hollywood BS.
This was better than I expected it to be. It has the feel of a Scorsese film with Todd Phillips style on full display. Jonah Hill has mastered the art of playing a douche and Miles Teller plays well as the sympathetic guy.
epa, nao me fascinou minimamente. devia?
nao sei. a história, por muito incrível que fosse, não estava num guião BEM escrito. não fiquei pumped! tipo, dois tipos de 23/24 anos sao mega milionários à conta de tráfico de armas para os militares dos eua e eu nao fico pumped a ver o filme!?!? nãaaah
A fun and entertaining movie about a story so crazy it must be true. Teller and Hill are very good in their roles and the direction by Phillips is suitable. While the story is interesting and told in a quick and snappy fashion it never really engages emotionally which makes it quite forgettable. Still fun while you´re watching.