The war's over, the party's on and it's time to make money. In this seriously funny romp set in the days after Operation Desert Storm, Wahlberg finds a map to Saddam Hussein's horde of stolen gold and joins with Clooney, Cube and Jonze to swipe--er, liberate--the loot for themselves. If the plot sounds suspiciously like a hyped-up version of Kelly's Heroes, you're right.
The film's breakneck pace and sly black humor at times give way too much to the film's chewy moral center about the heinousness of war. But for the most part, the film is an exciting ride with terrific performances, especially from Jonze, who's better known as a director of Beastie Boys videos. There are loads of booming pyrotechnics and little doubt about who the real villains of the tale are.
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