Tropic Thunder (2008)
Critic Consensus: With biting satire, plenty of subversive humor, and an unforgettable turn by Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder is a triumphant late Summer comedy.
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as Jeff 'Fats' Portnoy
as Kirk Lazarus
as Kevin Sandusky
as Alpa Chino
as Four Leaf Tayback
as Studio Executive Rob Slolom
as Les Grossman
as chopper pilot
as Rick Peck
as Damien's assistant
as script supervisor
as First assistant director
as special effects assistant
as Jan Jurgen
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Critic Reviews for Tropic Thunder
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.
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.
The tension between what the film says and what the film does helps support one of a dozen (or so) layers of snarky, self-aware humour.
Though some of the caricatures wear thin, some of the acting rises to a high level.
Tiptoes to the fine line between irony and insight and blows it to smithereens. It's hilarious.
Audience Reviews for Tropic Thunder
A very unique movie with an unforgettable performance by Robert Downey Jr. The whole cast does a great job, but Downey's Oscar worthy performance elevates this movie to another level. The odd dialogue requires a sharp ear to follow, but is absolutely hilarious if you keep up.
Apart from the hilarious first scene and a few others that work very well, there is little else in this film other than stupid, offensive jokes mixed with a lot of tiresome big action scenes - which seem to be there only to entertain those unable to understand the obvious satire.
A group of jumped up actors are making a big-budget movie. The actors end up in the real jungle in Vietnam where they are kidnapped for ransom. Great cast. Tom Cruise steals the show with his dodgy dance moves and makeup. The ads before the movie are hilarious.
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|Kirk Lazarus:||Man were lost, were super lost!|
|Kirk Lazarus:||I'm a lead farmer mother fucker!|
|Kirk Lazarus:||You went full retard man, never go full retard.|
|Tugg Speedman:||I was wrong! Blow the bridge! Blow the fucking bridge!|