this movie is so funny really enjoyed it worth watching
dont waste time getting this movie. it was like having teeth pulled for the first 30 min until i could stand no more and turned it off.
I,m not allowed to say what I think of this film as it may offend. In a work BAD
Absolute rubbish. Veyr disappointed. I tried to watch more than about 20 mins but is was pathetic. The copies of this movie will make good beer coasters and thats about it
Had very high hopes for this movie but within 10 mins I found myself reading a book with this on in the background. Not funny at all, very hard to understand some of the dialogue, and too much swearing just for the sake of swearing. Avoid at all costs.
I was so looking forward to seeing this movie since it had so many of my favourite comedic actors in it but was so silly and hardly funny.
Robert Downey Jr is Hilarious. I found some of the Jack Black scenes tiresome. Overall very funny film.
I just found this very boring. The "serious" sub-plot, which was supposed to support all the comedy, just wasn't real enough. That just made the comedy aspects fall really flat.
Starting to wonder why I like Ben Stiller a bit after this one - he's always the same!
My wife fell asleep after a while - I wish I did too.
After viewing this "movie", it is quite puzzling how it ever got an OSCAR. One would have to visualize money changing hands behind closed doors for an OSCAR to be awarded here. Ben Stiller is wasted in this movie, he is funny usually but in this movie, he is a loss. Tom Cruise found his true vocation in life here. One can suspect that they made the "plot" up as they went along. Americans simply cannot make funny movies.They need to learn from the British who are masters at it.
Seriously folks, it's a WOFTAM: Waste of time and money.
We didn't understand what was going on at the beginning, then it got much better after we turned on the subtitles. Great performances. Worth a watch.
Hilarious, Tom Cruise is surprisingly the funniest followed closely by Robert Downing Jr.
Good take off of the over the top war movies. Enjoyed the cast and got a few laughs.
I so wanted to like this....but really didn't. The joke wore thin very early on for me unfortunately and I turned it off after 45 mins. Shame because I do like Ben Stiller
Rented this for Robert Downey Jr. who almost always stars in amazing movies. This is not one of them. Awful, not funny at all... The story is ridiculously stupid and a waste of time.
Really enjoyed it. Ben Stiller is starting to move back towards intelligent nonsense. Robert Downey Jnr ROCKS!
Very funny! First 20 mins are a bit slow but then it gets really good. Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise steal the show!!
I found it quite funny, send up of quite a lot of movies in this. Robert Downey Jr just keeps proving himself to be such a brilliant actor
Really enjoyed. Totally politically incorrect, but very funny.
could this be any more funny
I hated it....so disrespectful. Comedy has its place and Ben Stiller usually does it well, but way off the mark here. Awful! And I hope no veterans see this.
To make a joke of a persons hands being blown off....bad taste man!
Be prepared for funny ewwww gore! Robert Downey Jr is the star of this movie in my opinion. His performance was great.
I had alrady seen this and turned it off halfway through however my 13 year old begged me to get it so he could see it. He even turned it off before the end. Quite honestly, a waste of movie space.
You can read the story reviews here but they don't tell you just how clever this movie is. Robert D deserves an oscar for this. Funny! It's a one of a kind movie, I think, a genre on it's own. If you like Ben Stiller (and normally I don't ) you've probably seen it. If not, watch it and you'll be smiling five mins into the movie.
Pretty good although I was expecting something better. Maybe too much hype around it built up my expectations
It was another Ben Stiller film, and it was very enjoyable and a little different to what's around at the moment
I thought i would wait for this one on DVD and am bitterly disappointed i did not see it at the cinema. Quite intelligent in its way and as funny as all get out. It is great that Stiller now has the Hollywood power to make films the way he wants to.
Jack Black is a disappointing weak link in the film. I am hoping that the 'machine' has realized he is a limited actor and lets him stay in his own genre (which is primarily for him not to share the screen).
Cred to Jay Baruchel for skillfully holding his own as the straight man among so much comedy.
One to own.
Bit stilly. Robert Downy Jr pulls of a relatively good aussie accent!
Great opening sequence to set the scene. Some classic Stiller moments (so ridiculous it's funny!). Quite a bit of swearing, especially from Tom Cruise (who sports a fat suit
Very slow to get going, but typical Ben Stiller laughs if you can get through the slow opening. Ended up being a very good movie.
The trailer for movie made it look worth watching. But after see the film I realised the trailer had all the good bits. In other words, stay away from the movie and enjoy the trailer as there is nothing much in between. 2.5 stars
One of the worst movies ever made! I couldn't sit through it - ejected it after 30mins. Waste of time, talent and money.
Like a beautiful girl who loves herself this should be nice to look at. Full of what I can only guess are private jokes it's like being stuck with a group of friends reminiscing about some event you didn't go to. Oh you'll laugh at some bits and painfully smile through others. It's a testament to these guys that the laughter out ways the feeling of being a third wheel.
if your offending by this movie then i dont get it?
go and watch POSTAL thats offensive.
this is funny as.
No, not politically correct...but who cares ? It was funny and the performances were great. Robert Downey Jnr is one of the most talented actors out there and this is a clear example of this. Tom Cruise is wonderful too - like you have never seen him before (does Scientology allow them to swear this much !?!) The premise for the film is a classic. It is very satirical and tongue-in-cheek regarding the industry in which these actors work. You can't compare this to Zoolander...it's a totally different kettle of fish....
It is funny in place a lot of blood and gore a young child should not see it at all and of cause that F........word was used a lot .
The only reason I'm giving this movie a star at all is because of Robert Downey Jr.
the rest of the cast was boring and as far from funny as possible. I didn't enjoy this movie at all.
Great comedy. Not just one for the boys either.
Good actors wasted on a really silly script, even my 35 year old son turned it off halfway through!
Lordy! This is Ben Stiller at his most OTT. I was disappointed with Tropic Thunder mostly. Robert Downey Jnr as ever brightens up every scene and Jay Barachel acts up a storm, everyone else is left for dead. Loads of offensive stuff to keep the kids happy though so that's all that counts I guess.
the previews are the best bits
A great cast of actors, just a shame the movie was so pathetic!
Very dissapointing and not even funny. Never finished watching it.
A great spoof on movies, movie-making and those who make them. Nice to see some of the actors sending themselves up as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this maniacal romp through movieland.
I have always said that I have never watched a movie with Ben Stiller in it that I haven't absolutely enjoyed.
I can't say that now .. cos this was rubbish !
Ben Stiller, what WERE you thinking ????
One of the funniest movies I've seen. Downey Jr was brilliant. Excellent!
I really did not like this movie. Definitely not one of Ben Stillers best work.
Really bad movie. First movie I've turned off 5 mins after it started.
Zoolander has been my most watched film to date but Tropic Thunder is going to rival it, to be sure! Laughed my head off most of the way through despite the over the top gore-fx. I thought Stiller was fantastically stupid and self-absorbed and it took me until the end to realise it was Tom Cruise playing Les Grossman! Robert Downey Jr even does a passable Aussie accent. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie and will be buying it on DVD to watch over and over and over....
Had the potential to have been better!
i must have missed something somewhere. I thought this was silly and took a great deal to watch it all the way through
Based on the great member reviews we thought this movie would be a hoot but it just didn't do it for us. We switched it off after about an hour - going to sleep was more appealing.
A send up of an Oliver Stone movie is. by simple
definition, a tautology. But this is fairly original, far
more so than Stone's, um, original, which was a
ripoff of FF Copolla's ripoff of Joseph Conrad's blah
Almost as silly as an Oliver Stone movie, but far
Must admit that Ben Stiller is not a favourite actor of ours. This movie is another of his nonsense comedy efforts. He can do heaps better but this is just another 'ho hum' comedy.
The opening shorts are a scream - totally out of left field - but the rest is only ok. Some good laughs but not sustained.
Tom Cruise and Robert Downery Jr awesome but Ben Stiller is not up to what he CAN do (Zoolander, Meet the Parents/Fockers)
And it might just be me but I looked down after the shorts and then we were in the jungle next time I looked up. No 'backgrounding' of story and why the characters would even be in this film.
Not a complete waste of time but don't get your hopes up.
I actually thought it wasn't too bad and my husband thought it was hilarious... of course, it is totally over the top and senseless - but isn't that exactly what you want from a nonsense movie with Ben Stiller?
Definately not the best Ben Stiller movie I have seen, but is still a funny movie. If you get offended easily then this is not the movie for you.
Entertaining. Best part is trying to recognise people under all the make up.
Funny and good movie keep you interest in the movie all the time
I thought this was really funny - obviously you park your brain at the door before you go in, but once you've got over that it's not bad at all! It's a very good concept and an ensemble cast that's are all believable (in a completely over the top kind of way).
complete load of rubbish, but LOVED Tom Cruise his best role yet!!!! Also thought Robert Downey Jr. was ok, but couldn't understand a word he said.
thanks ben and all...one of the best intelligent humour movies Ive seen in a long time...and it made a good day...
Like Pineapple Express in a South East Asian jungle and a few more explosions.
Love the characters and cameos!
Absolutely hiliarious, a white man pretending to be a black man, but he can't drop his character til the movie is finished - the real black guy was not very impressed!! Laugh out loud humour!
Very funny. Definitely worth getting out. Didn't let up all the way through and a real surprise performance from an actor I hate. All will be revealed at the end.
Offensive? Yes. Bordering on racist? Yep to that one too. A bit stupid, and ridiculously violent? Of course. However, all that and more is forgiven because above all else this is a very funny movie. Trust me... just watch it.
Loved it! Had it's moments where they were "thumbing the nose at the big guys!", and the whole family enjoyed it!! Overall we thought it was quite good!
Stellar cast but that is about it...wouldn't waste my time
It is a stellar cast but that was about it for me.
So over the top, so cleverly done - I was in stitches throughout the whole thing! Can't say I expected much before viewing, Ben Stiller annoys me usually and I thought itd be one of those movies aimed at adolescent boys but was pleasantly surprised! MUST SEE COMEDY OF THE YEAR!
OMG! this is SO clever. absolute parody of themselves, action films and movie making. Don't miss the bonus extras, made me laugh 'til I cried! Didn't know Ben Stiller could actually be so clever.
I was also disappointed. Totally different to what I expected it to be. Some parts were very funny but i wasn't hooked in from the start.
how can a movie with some of the funniest people ever be soooo boring and just down right bad?.....major dissapointment.
I agree with most of the member's views.For some reason Stiller like his crude movie "Dodgeball" feels the need to spoil a comedy with filthy crude comments ( eg jack black when tied to the tree ) With the talent of Stiller Downey,Cruise, Nolte etc this film could have been excellent, there should be no need rely on filth unless they are only appealling to the younger generation, & rubbish hip hopmarket. The special effects and cinematograph were excellent. This 'spoof'' movie with a little tigher script & a bit more thought should have been much better,Stiller made so much effort for little reward in the end. Not recommended unles you are a 'no brain' teenager.
Total stupidity, no discernable sensible story and mindless explosions and gunfire. Stuck with it for all 1
I cant say Im a Stiller fan, but I enjoyed this movie. There was a good line up of actors, I was actually suprised to find myself laughing regularly throughout.
I love this movie! Laughed so much that I was crying!
Entertaining. I liked the character Robert Downey Jr. portrayed, as kept in character as long as he could. Thats the way to make a movie - drop them in the jungle and let them get themselves out. Worth watching at least once!
The opening "fake" movie trailers are priceless. It's downhill from there although Robert Downey, Jack Black, Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey are fantastic. Stars are for the actors.
The beginning was not good... but then it was clever and entertaining with excellent acting.
An easy to watch movie with plenty of wit and action.
I love Ben Stiller's movies. And Robert Downey Jr's part is five-star. On a plus there were at least 3 good belly laughs. On a minus, it was a self-indulgent dig a Hollwood, contained too many 'actor in-jokes' and the script felt like a first draft.
Started off laugh-out-loud funny, but about half way through the laughs turmed to chuckles.
Stand outs were Jack Black and Robert Downey Jnr. Ben Stiller was um, yeah... Ben Stiller.
Recommended for when you've time to kill.
It was so ridiculous you had to laugh! Watch for yourself and find out.
Please... enough Vietnam War films, already... Ben Stiller has been sinking in a bog of his own self-over-rating for some past dozen films - may he disappear soon! Surprise to see Tom Cruise - wasn't looking for him - good acting there.
Kellie H. - Hopefully you'll learn to watch a movie 'all the way through' before condemning it. The first half an hour or so is generally how long it takes to get into a movie plot, in particular this movie...
Don't bother to watch this movie. It's supposed to be a comedy/drama but is neither funny nor dramatic. Stiller movies seem to be very good or very bad (most are good), this unfortunately, is awful.
Robert Downey Jr is hilarious.
Not as funny as I had anticipated, but it does have some occasional flashes of briliance. Poor Russell Crowe gets a serve as does Sean Penn, but it's wickedly spot on. Robert Downey Junior's blacksploitation accent was a tad hard to understand and Tom Cruise's Dr Evil-esque dancing is kind of freaky.
If you like over the top comedies and Ben Stiller, this movie is ok.
In the list of the worst comedies of 2008 after MEET DAVE, LOVE GURU and YOU DON'T MESS WITH ZOHAN, here's TROPIC THUNDER. A bunch of overpaid stars including Tom Cruise, have fun making this DUMB DUMB flick. Watching daytime TV is certainly more exciting than wasting those 107 BORING minutes of your life.
We should fine each actor playing in this. How stupid Hollywood can be? Watch this and you'll get it all. How do you call a comedy that is not funny?
Ok I laughed AAAAAAALL the way tho! Completley politically incorrect and totally aimed at youth but I could not stop laughing. Robert Downey Jnr amazed me. Whoever thought of this movie (most likely Ben Stiller) is a comedic genius. BUT you HAVE to use subtitles!
I thought this would be funny - I was wrong. I can't believe the cast signed up for this one :o
Yep...absolute rubbish. Went to sleep half way through - simple stupidity.
You can tell the actors are having fun with this one and it is kind of infectious too. Robert Downey Jr does a better African-American than he does Australian. And potty-mouthed Tom Cruise is quite the revelation! It's good fun, low-brow entertainment.
Although the rating does mention strong violence, it should be noted that is a gross understatement.
This film is hard core gore.
Tasteless and discusting in most cases.
It starts off as "it's just fake movie gore" but moves into a new depth of disgusting when Ben Stiller licks the contents of a human head that are oozing out of the severed neck... - which is meant to be a real head, not part of their movie making venture...
Anyone who finds that sort of thing tasteful or funny may enjoy this film.
They may also enjoy banging their own head with a hammer.
Absolute rubbish! Couldn't even watch the whole movie. Don't bother with it you'll waste your time.
I thought this one would be great. I had several attempts to try ad complete it. This movie is truly a waste of time - for fans of Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Tom Cruise, Nick Nolte, Matthew McConoghy - it is hideous and cringe worthy.
I am generally not picky but I'm dumping this one from my list. It wouldn't even make a good coffee coaster.
Entertaining comedy with brilliant performance by Robert Downey Jnr. As much as I hate Tom Cruise he turns in a good performance as well in a supporting role, but it's Downey Jnr. who steals the show and stands out.
Absolute crap. Worst movie EVER! Had to turn it off after 20 minutes....What has Ben Stiller stooped to??
I was a little disappointed (always comparing Stiller's efforts to 'Zoolander'), but all in all it is a funny, slightly offensive and entertaining romp. My boyfriend loved it.
Not really funny at all, not like the promos on TV some months back. Was slow and boring at first but became okay in the 2nd half. Don't get this movie!