War, Inc.September 4, 2008
A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President…
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 5.7/10 (14,652 voted)
Critic's Score: 37/100
Stars: John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff
A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man, to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter in check.
Writers: Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser
Mr. Vice President
(as Lubomir Neikov)
(as Nikolai Stanoev)
(as Georgi Zlatarev)
Video Guy #1
Video Guy #2
(as Vesilav Pavlov)
An Incendiary Political Cartoon
Release Date: 4 September 2008
Filming Locations: New Boyana Film Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $45,714
(25 May 2008)
Did You Know?
Srdjan Dragojevic was initially attached to direct this film. He did an extensive rewrite with his Serbian writing partner Dimitrije Vojnov. When Dragojevic left the project this draft of the screenplay was scrapped. The only piece that remained is the imaginary Democracy cigarettes brand that had already appeared in
In the flashback, when Ben Kingsley's character aims his two guns at John Cusack's character in the garbage truck, he is holding his two guns with the two point fingers at the trigger. But when the camera switches, the left arm's finger isn't on the trigger anymore.
[to Yonica as she's about to get married]
You can't do this. You can't do this. I won't let you. I'm your father.
[Hauser fires gun at a few people]
It's me. I've loved you since the day you were born.
Critics might be off the mark on this one…
I thought this movie was a lot better than most movie critics are
giving it credit for. Though it has its confusing parts of the plot, it
doesn't greatly interfere with your understanding of the movie. That
being said, If you're not open to more liberal political ideas, then
this probably isn't the movie for you. I thought all the actors in the
movie were outstanding. Each character has their funny moments and the
audience at the Tribeca Film Festival was laughing throughout the whole
thing. I thought the satire was a tad over the top in one particular
area, but that's intentionally done. John Cusack is right in that
although it's set in the future, it really makes you see the present.