Three Kings Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Three Kings the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Director Russell turns the war movie genre on its ear with his subversive, chaotic, and ultimately satisfying studio film debut. At the end of the Gulf War, Special Forces Major Gates (Clooney) recruits three Army reservists to join him on an illegal mission to steal gold bullion which Hussein's troops had stolen from Kuwait. They wind up learning too much about U.S. policies and broken promises in the Middle East. Clooney is perfect as the pragmatic Gates, and Russell supplies the right mix of cynicism, dark humor, and action-movie heroism.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Military: Army, Heists, Persian Gulf War, Front Page
David O. Russell
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Mykelti Williamson, Clifford Curtis, Said Taghmaoui, Judy Greer, Liz Stauber, Holt McCallany
Newton Thomas (Tom) Sigel
David O. Russell
Carter Burwell
Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros.


Broadcast Film Critics 1999: Breakthrough Perf. (Jonze).

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