2,8. The "meh" type of movie. Amazing cast, entertaining and WTF plot, but it's lacking something. After a while, this just feels odd and kinda drags towards the one hour mark. Nonetheless, I believe that something like this happened during the late 70´s. It really makes sense when you think about it.
Oltre a qualche risata più o meno grassa qua e là, il film regala poco. Non è mai chiaro cosa voglia raccontare, forse io non l'ho capito, forse mi manca la forza mentale Jedi per comprenderlo. I fatti non sono mai chiari, tranne per il fatto che le performance di Clooney e Bridges sono le uniche due colonne su cui si appoggia pesantemente tutto quanto. Un "ni" strappato a forza.
Funny and silly film although about a serious (though slightly absurd) subject. I read the book by Jon Ronson and yes this film takes it all too light heartedly, his book isn't exactly written as straight faced and academic as he'd like you to think. A fun film to enjoy but researcjh the topic after then it becomes thought provoking.
The story isn't the strongest point, rather unfocused and it's difficult to tell what it was about after watching it, so only just comes close to being entertaining. It has some good moments every now and then, but what really saves it, is the cast, and the performance! Clooney is absolutely at his best here.
A film that can be surmised through its ending alone - a mess. The scriptwriters must have done a brain-storming session for 'What would middle-aged white American males find funny and/or like?' and tried to stuff it all in. 70's rock songs? Check. Al-Qaeda & Vietnam 'lolz'? Check. Hippie soldiers on LSD? Check. 'Obi-Wan' McGregor, complete with horrendous accent, only being included for the 'Jedi' punchlines? D'oh.