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Three Kings (1999)

Written By Awir Aditya on Sunday, June 20, 2010 | 10:53 PM


Genre: War/Action/Biography/History/Adventure/Comedy/Crime

Starring: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis, Nora Dunn

The Persian Gulf War in 1991 saw Iraq invading Kuwait and the United States of America condemning the invasion and pushing Iraqi trips out of Kuwait. Four US Soldiers, Seargent First Class Troy Barlow (Wahlberg), Private First Class Conrad Vig (Jonze), Staff Seargent Chief Elgin and Major Archie Gates (Clooney) forge a plan to steal Kuwaiti gold held in Iraqi bunkers. Their plans go for a toss when Saddam loyalist soldiers reach the site and break the ceasefire agreement by opening fire on local villagers and the American soldiers. Seargent Troy is taken prisoner by the Iraqi soldiers and the remaining are saved by Saddam rebels. Major Gates makes an agreement with the rebel leader Amir Abdulah (Curtis) that he would take them across the Iranian border and give them a share of the gold provided they help them find Troy. The movie has a very interesting plot and manages to bring out the story in a fine manner. Light humour comes across once in a while but nothing to make you fall of your seat. The movie should have either indulged in more humour or made the movie more thrilling and intense. The lack of these two elements make the movie slightly less entertaining as compared to what it could have been.

Thumbs up: Nice plot, George Clooney
Thumbs down: Needs more of either thrills or humour

Rating: 7.7/10
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