War Machine

War Machine
  • 2017
  • 2h
  • Directed by: David Michôd
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Meg Tilly
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

General Glen McMahon (Pitt as a character based on real-life General Stanley McChrystal) is put in charge of leading US forces in Afghanistan, where he thinks he can fix the unfixable. A sometimes sophisticated critique of US warmongering is badly undermined by Pitt’s mannered performance, part Popeye, part Aldo Raine from Inglourious Basterds.

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War Machine

22 May 20173 stars

Brad Pitt's misjudged performance nearly sinks an otherwise strong satire from David Michôd

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