Fifth about The Seventh

War Machine (2017)

War Machine: David Michôd’s war satire is a mixed bag: it has interesting and insightful things to say about its subject matter, but the used tone ends up doing it all a disservice (it’s not zany enough to justify the choice for comedy); also, the story, while allowing for some entertaining moments, is not nearly scandalous enough to be particularly strong. Brad Pitt’s acting is odd, a caricature more than a character-building performance; the other members of the cast’s acting has the same bias, but they are more low-key; Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley and Anthony Michael Hall register well in their more limited screen time. Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski imprinted a capable, but far from innovative look, to the film; costume and set design are above average.


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