Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder (2008)

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. Stiller stars as Tugg Speedman, an… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Critic Score
83%
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User Score
70%



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With biting satire, plenty of subversive humor, and an unforgettable turn by Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder is a triumphant late Summer comedy.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

Though some of the caricatures wear thin, some of the acting rises to a high level.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

But its better moments of self-referential snark, such as an ace cameo from Tom Cruise as an obnoxious studio exec, have the feel of a superior end-of-term revue.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Tropic Thunder is probably the best war-movie spoof of all time, playing around with all those cliches and conventions we've seen a million times before.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tiptoes to the fine line between irony and insight and blows it to smithereens. It's hilarious.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

For years now, onscreen and off, [Tom] Cruise has seemed like a bottle of barely contained crazy; now we know what happens when the cork comes out.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Tropic Thunder is an easy film to enjoy. It appeals to the basest levels of humour without patronising its audience, while pricking the pomposity of the movie industry without going too 'meta' - this is far from self-fellation.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Cruise and particularly Downey are something to behold: They give this Thunder its lightning.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Some of it is very funny, some of it is too broad.

Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

perfectly parodies the 'kill everything in sight and then blow it up for good measure' summer movie mentality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
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.… More
Sanjay Rema
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… More
Candy Rose
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… More
Samuel Riley
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… More
Albert Kim
Funny... but not as funny as some may say.
Eric Alvarez
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… More

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