Three Kings takes place in a far away place a long time ago: Iraq and 1991. the (first) Gulf war has just ended officially but there is still much chaos on the ground. as American soldiers disarm some surrendering Iraqi soldiers, the American soldiers find a document.
a war movie that is a heist movie that is a comedy movie.
a sharp critique of Bush I war, its victims, and those who became victims after the war.
great dialogue. check
"Archie Gates: Sit down. What do you see here?
Chief Elgin: Bunkers, sir.
Archie Gates: What's in them?
Troy Barlow: Stuff they stole from Kuwait.
Archie Gates: Bullshit. I'm talking about millions in Kuwaiti bullion.
Conrad Vig: You mean them little cubes you put in hot water to make soup?
Archie Gates: No, not the little cubes you put in hot water to make soup. ”
a great, funny movie. 'tis sad to consider that at the time it was made, the Gulf war was a fast receding memory