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War Dogs Review - Flickreel

Flickreel: In the very opening scene to Todd Phillips’ War Dogs, we see Miles Teller’s David Packouz on a cold, grey, hidden away street in Albania, knelt on the ground with a gun pointed to his head. Needless to say, as we then head back in time, things don’t quite pan out as initially envisaged – and it’s a technique we often see employed by filmmakers, and so often an effective one, adding a vital sense of futility and a foreboding element to proceedings that enriches our experience in this film. It doesn’t come as a surprise either, for when we see characters vie tirelessly to achieve the American Dream, in cinema that generally means one thing: disaster.

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