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Movie Review: War Dogs

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“War Dogs” follows two friends in their early 20s (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair soon gets in over their heads.


  • Fantastic performances by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller who had tremendous chemistry in this movie . This was arguably Jonah Hills best performance .
  • The supporting cast added some spice to the movie especially Bradley Cooper as the mysterious gun runner Henry Girard.
  • Excellent , original , easy-to-follow story line .
  • The movie blurs the lines between what is legal and what is not , and will have you reluctantly cheering for the main characters .


Efraim Diveroli: I think you should come work for me.
David Packouz: I’m against this war.
Efraim Diveroli: This isn’t about being pro-war. This is about being pro-money


David Packouz: Is this safe, driving to Baghdad?
Marlboro: Very safe, fifty-fifty.
David Packouz: What like fifty percent we live, fifty percent we die?
Marlboro: Yes, this is why we drive through the night, it is much safer.
David Packouz: How much safer?
Marlboro: Fifty-fifty.


War Dogs is a comedic-drama about two stoner 20-somethings; David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) ,who scam their way into a $300 million contract to arm the Afghan military………. and yes , it is a true story.

Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) is the brains behind the whole operation , he is basically a con-man who gets his way by telling people what they want to hear. He enlists his buddy David Packouz (Miles Teller) , who is dissatisfied with his place in life , to help in this semi-legal get rich quick scheme.

The movie deals with topics such as greed , excessive living , corruption and asks the question of who is the main beneficiary of all the wars going on around the world .

The film tingles with the bizarre pleasure of seeing people get away with things they shouldn’t. You cant help but to root for them .

War Dogs is billed as a comedic-drama , but it will leave you with some things to thick about.


5 out of 5

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