Three Kings (1999)

THREE KINGS has a fabulous first hour.  Daffy, daring, and as black 
as any of the great war satires.  The second hour starts sucking 
pretty quickly, due to political posturing, a drastic reduction in 
momentum, and an excess of screen time for a grating news reporting 
character.  Still, you gotta love some of writer/director David O. 
Russell's greater lines.  My faves: anything involving "infected 
pockets of bile"...  George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube 

Grade: C+

Copyright 1999 Michael J. Legeros
Movie Hell is a trademark of Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: October 3, 1999

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