The Gulf War is over, and three soldiers want to go home rich. Major Archie Gates retires in two weeks. Sergeant Troy Barlow is a new father. Chief Elgin is on a four-month paid vacation from Detroit.... read more
Directed by: David O. Russell
Release Date: October 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2001
Stats: 5,038 reviews
Flixster Reviews (5,038)
June 21, 2014
June 7, 2013
A great war film with flawed, unheroic characters. Captures the mercenary spirit of (some) soldiers which undoubtedly exists but is rarely portrayed in war films. There is a beautiful sense of isolation and desperation depicted in this gritty film.
December 19, 2012
I thought I had previously rated and reviewed this, but I guess not.
Directed by David O. Russell, this is a movie based on a true story about three American servicemen during the Gulf War who hatch a plan to make off with a stash of Kuwaiti gold stolen by Saddam Hussein. The th...
July 15, 2012
Based on true story, this is an action movie about three soldiers who seek treasure for themselves at the end of the Gulf war. They are torn between their own gain and saving refugees. Lots of action and a good soundtrack.
March 21, 2012
I wasnt overly fond of this movie, although critically acclaimed it failed to impress me.
Maybe because ive seen so many war movies that they arent as interesting as they first were and now im bored of watching the same recycled storyline!
February 4, 2012
Ehhhh, its alright. The acting isn't amazing and the story has no real depth but still, its entertaining.
September 8, 2011
When a group of US soldiers find a map to Saddam's horde of stolen Kuwaiti gold during operation Desert Storm, they decide to go rogue and steal it. Kind of like a cross between Ocean's Eleven and Jarhead, Three Kings is the Iraq "war"'s answer to Kelly's Heroes. Featuring a fine...
August 11, 2011
A widely imaginative direction from David O. Russell supports a witty screenplay that manages to put comedy, drama and action all in the same piece. It all fits and succeeds at being entertaining as hell while it also makes you morally think about all of this.
July 31, 2011
David O. Russell's "Three Kings" is a masterpiece. I mean this honestly. It's a triumph of vision, cohesion and observation. The performances are human yet scathing caricatures. The film has a lovely juxtaposition between fact and fiction that extends to history, emotion, violenc...
July 4, 2011
A decent action film set at the end of the Iraq war. Three soldiers learn the location of some stolen Kuwaiti gold and plan to help themselves. On their mission they encounter the harsh reality of the current state of the country.
It has a fine cast and is well made, without feel...
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