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Tropic Thunder Reviews

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July 27, 2020
It's clear the cast is really enjoying itself, making something special...I loved what was happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 27, 2020
This movie makes me laugh so hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 15, 2020
Tropic Thunder exaggerates on its eccentricity, but it's always dealt with a sense of satirical truth. That in itself develops the film beyond any throwaway comedy that is trying too hard to find that punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2020
A cast to die for, and one of the truly hysterical and irreverent films of the past few decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2020
The real lasting appeal of Tropic Thunder won't be the lavish production, but the rich send-up of acting as a profession, Hollywood as a culture, and war films as an inspiration to us civilians.
October 28, 2019
Tropic Thunder has to be one of the smartest films of the year about Hollywood and the business, with a script that isn't afraid to poke fun at itself.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 3, 2018
Tropic Thunder looks like it's been plotted by a child... but most of the time you'll be laughing too hard to notice, or care.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2018
If you haven't seen Tropic Thunder yet, go now. There are scenes in it so hilarious the whole audience goes into laugh-convulsions for minutes at a time
August 25, 2018
[Tropic Thunder] will probably set the bar for over-the-top humor for years to come.
June 14, 2018
Always worth a look for its all-star cast of funnymen - led by Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr. and (yes, he really is funny here) Tom Cruise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 30, 2018
Tropic Thunder was post-everything, including entertainment. It's a white boy version of a Wayans Brothers movie, made long after satirizing Vietnam war films could possibly matter.
January 26, 2018
The bulk of this movie, alas, comes down to weak sketches held together by ridiculous action, vast explosions and more or less everything else it should be parodying.
December 13, 2017
Given the incoherence of its satirical aspirations (the film does end with a suggestion that everyone involved still loves this business we call show), and finally too scattershot to really make it as parody, Tropic Thunder is best appreciated as a goof.
June 27, 2016
More exhausting than funny, though it is often both, Ben Stiller's latest excoriation of ego wears you down with its smothering, pop-savvy cynicism.
January 10, 2015
Tropic Thunder pushes more buttons than most comedies dare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 21, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 14, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2012
perfectly parodies the 'kill everything in sight and then blow it up for good measure' summer movie mentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 15, 2011
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.
July 14, 2011
A clever structure, glorious ensemble cast and above all conviction ensure that laughter will be rippling like thunder inside the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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