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THREE KINGS

Director David O. Russell
Year 1999
Starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze
Rating R
Run Time 114min
More Info IMDb

We three kings be stealin' the gold.

In a war without heroes they were kings. Marky Mark, Spike Jonze, Ice Cube and the Cloon Dog star in this David O. Russell jam about 4 soldiers who set out to re-steal stolen gold from Kuwait after finding a secret map hidden in an Iraqi soldiers butt. But when this gang stumbles upon a group of persecuted civilians rising up against Saddam Hussein, they have a conflict of conscience and decide to help out.

Three Kings is arguably David O. Russell's best film. Before he was courting Oscars, Russell was making genuine inventive and exciting cinema. Whiz-bang camera tricks, biting social satire and truly comedic moments help bring to light a very real problem with the U.S military's first Gulf War.  These guys are deserters, rebels and thieves but in the nicest way possible. (Greg MacLennan)

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