Year of Release: 2008
Director(s): Joshua Seftel
Approx. Running Time: 107 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars
From Back Cover:
WHEN IT COMES TO WAR...
AMERICA MEANS BUSINESS
Recreating his role as a hitman, John Cusack gives a hilarious performance in "War, Inc.," a political satire set in Turaqistan, a Country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former U.S. Vice President (Dan Aykroyd). In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires Hauser (Cusack) to kill a Middle Eastern 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 (Hilary Duff), an outrageous Central Asian pop star, and keeping a sexy left-wing reporter (Marisa Tomei) in check.
"Really funny... recalls movies like Dr. Strangelove and Wag the Dog!"
-Pete Hammond, Box Office Magazine
Although this movie is nothing special, and is a tad predictable, it's entertaining enough. Though it would be more accurate to call this one 2 1/2 stars rather than 3.
Rated R (MPAA)
2008 (Year Of Release)