Leo Brady reviews “War Dogs” on AMovieGuy.com


War Dogs is the type of movie audiences get after years and years worth of film students study the work of Martin Scorsese. Although I could point to a numerous amount of other directors that have stolen from the master (David O. Russell always comes to mind), there is a difference between homage, use of similar techniques, and straight up being a copycat. In director Todd Phillips (Old School, The Hangover trilogy) case, his newest film- War Dogs, feels like an attempt to smashThe Wolf of Wall Street into Goodfellas and pass it off as his own. Although this is a strong story, it’s the wasted potential that lingers longer than what the final product reveals. It’s all squandered away, failing to be funny or tell an exciting story.


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