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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Justin Theroux
Robert Downey Jr.
Jay Baruchel
Jack Black
Brandon T Jackson
Steve Coogan
Tom Cruise
Ben Stiller
Directors
Ben Stiller
Screenwriters
Ethan Cohen
Justin Theroux
Ben Stiller
Running Time
107 minutes

Tropic Thunder
Like Apocalypse Now, only with more farting


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Tropic Thunder

Plot
A bunch of movie stars shooting a Vietnam war movie are dropped off in a real-life jungle to offset the escalating budget. It’s not long before guerrilla filmmaking turns into genuine guerrilla warfare…


Verdict
There are moments of comedy grandeur, but this isn’t as consistently funny as you’d hope. Nevertheless, Downey Jr.’s Kirk Lazarus is instantly up there with the comedy greats.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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