War Dogs

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Todd Phillips directs a film based on the true life events of two men who are involved in selling illegal arms and munitions in the crime drama, War Dogs. Two young friends David Padkouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Divroli (Jonah Hill) find out they can make easy money by bidding on weapon contracts and selling arms to the military – so they begin filling orders- and they name their little enterprise AEY. They start out small but Efraim begins to get greedy and Before they know it, they are in over their heads. Before they know it they win a bid for three-hundred million dollars to send hundreds of thousands of high caliber bullets to the Afghan military. They buy the bullets from arms dealer Henry Gerald (Bradley Cooper) and that is when everything goes wrong. To my surprise, I really enjoyed this film. The story is easy to follow with only two main characters and it’s also narrated by Miles Teller. (Both of those things make it easy for a blind guy to understand.) Todd Phillips does a fantastic job ramping up the tension when the dishonesty, corruption, and exploitation of the U.S. government sends the two completely out of control. There is a little down to earth type of humor, but not even close to what you would find in Todd Phillip’s more famous movie, The Hangover. The story is probably a little thin because sub-plots are added and seem to come out of left field. (I’m still not sure what’s truly real and what is made up.) I’m giving this thrilling film a B rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.