This is the normal Ben Stiller fare. Throw in Jack Black and this is what you get. Downey I liked as the black sgt who is australian but really into his role. Other than that it really did seem like another Stiller flick. Same ol same ol.
Ben Stiller's satirical look at Hollywood, Tropic Thunder concerns the production of an epic Vietnam War film that quickly derails thanks to the giant egos of everyone involved in the production. Stil... read more
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release Date: August 13, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
Stats: 33,442 reviews
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January 12, 2009
February 16, 2013
A group of jumped up actors are making a big-budget movie. The actors end up in the real jungle in Vietnam where they are kidnapped for ransom. Great cast. Tom Cruise steals the show with his dodgy dance moves and makeup. The ads before the movie are hilarious.
January 10, 2013
Funny... but not as funny as some may say.
August 8, 2012
A very unique movie with an unforgettable performance by Robert Downey Jr. The whole cast does a great job, but Downey's Oscar worthy performance elevates this movie to another level. The odd dialogue requires a sharp ear to follow, but is absolutely hilarious if you keep up.
August 7, 2012
Hysterical. This is easily one of the best words to describe this film. The first time I watch this, some of the opening adverts I actually believed to be real films. However, some jokes go too far, like with Simple Jack. The over the top violence is funny, but some parts feel un...
August 6, 2012fb729949618
Was skeptical going into watching this because I'm not the biggest Stiller fan, but I was really surprised how clever and good this movie was. Could have done without Jack Black though; like usual, he brings nothing to the table (just my opinion). Downey Jr was hilarious and easi...
August 6, 2012fb1442511448
A colorful and obscene cast with obscene laughter and action. Stiller's Vietnam-War-based parody does push the envelope without bursting it. Providing a sleek script along with action/comedy and gaudy dialogue for a select audience. 4.5/5
July 12, 2012
Blissfully (whining the whole time) unaware of the danger they face, this diverse assemblage of talent stumbles their way through the jungle in this satiric tribute to 80s Vietnam films. It's a clever idea: the cast of a war movie accidentally become involved with real thugs, and...
May 6, 2012
So Ben Stiller wants to be in a Nam flick, OK sure, shame he missed the boat for that era, and this is why he made this film im guessing? why? well we all know the outfit of the average grunt in Nam films looks cool, the easy, laid back, dont give a shit style with ammo belts and...
March 24, 2012
A genuine american hardcore film with the actors having no idea, which creates many good laughs, and jack black addicted to crack.
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