WAR MACHINE (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

War Machine is a no-go. The concept is good; but onscreen it comes off as boring. Brad Pitt is doing that accent thing again, but in a little different way than he did in Inglourious Basterds. He needs work on his accents so that he sounds more realistic and more serious. This film is difficult to get through. If you think it’s going to get better because it has Brad Pitt in it, it doesn’t. The acting is fair to good. The script is fair to bad.


General Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt), assigned to write a report to end the war in Afghanistan, believes the war can be won with extra troops. The President refuses the extra troops. McMahon leaks information to the press that more troops need to be on the ground in Afghanistan. The government sends in 30,000 more troops. McMahon endeavors to gather the extra 10,000 troops from other nations.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Michôd for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Pauline Fischer and James W. Skotchdopole for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: General Glen McMmahon (Brad Pitt), Pete Duckman (Anthony Hayes), Cory Staggart (John Magaro), Greg Pulver (Anthony Michael Hall), Willy Dunne (Emory Cohen), Matt Little (Topher Grace), Simon Ball (Daniel Betts), Badi Basem (Aymen Hamdouchi), and Andy Moon (RJ Cyler).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. For your time and your money, see The Pentagon Wars.

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