Aroview: A refreshingly irreverent view of the US Military translated into a box-office hit for this unpredictable black-comedy that puts a subversive spin on just about every 'army-movie' cliché around.
Set in the aftermath of the Gulf War, three soldiers get wind of a secret stash of Kuwaiti gold bullion and go AWOL to 'win' themselves some war-booty. Story takes many satisying twists and turns, with writer/director Russell (SPANKING THE MONKEY) creating rounded characters and, intelligently, never taking lightly the grim realities of this particular conflict.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) A fun war adventure film that takes the 'gold hunt' premise of the classic 'Kelly's heroes', adding more realistic grit and a little more dark comedy. Great film with intriguing characters and plot.~Tom H