Tropic Thunder
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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 action hero trying to segue out of that genre. Jack Black plays Jeff Portnoy, a drug-addicted fat comic also attempting to change his image by taking on such a serious film. They star alongside Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), one of the world's most awarded actors, and a man who insists on immersing himself totally in a role. In this case, that means… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though some of the caricatures wear thin, some of the acting rises to a high level."
‑ Tom Charity,
"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."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"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."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Comes down to exactly the same type of heroic finale they're supposed to be parodying in the first place. You bettah off renting Rescue Dawn."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Not a third as "dark" or "ferocious" as it believes it is"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Tiptoes to the fine line between irony and insight and blows it to smithereens. It's hilarious."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"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."
‑ Ali Gray,
"A clever structure, glorious ensemble cast and above all conviction ensure that laughter will be rippling like thunder inside the cinema."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
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‑ Dragan Antulov,
"Cruise and particularly Downey are something to behold: They give this Thunder its lightning."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Some of it is very funny, some of it is too broad."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"perfectly parodies the 'kill everything in sight and then blow it up for good measure' summer movie mentality."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"There are a lot of sacred entertainment industry cows being sent to the slaughter, and Stiller & co. skewer every stereotype with vicious glee."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"Sure, there are some moments when the plot falls right down a gun barrel, the comedy is too over the top and the jokes are downright gross. Still, in comparison to the other slapstick comedies this year, this movie-within-a-movie strikes above the rest."
‑ Clay Cane,
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