Tropic Thunder

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: August 13, 2008
DVD: November 18, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 4.35
based on 2290 votes and 164 reviews
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Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Brandon T. Jackson, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise


Pampered action superstar Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) is cast in the biggest, most expensive war movie ever produced. He sets out to Southeast Asia with a "Who's Who" of celebrity co-stars. They include Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), an intense, three-time Oscar®-winning actor; Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), star of the popular gross-out comedy franchise "The Fatties"; multi-platinum hip-hop-star-turned-entrepreneur-turned-actor Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson); and first-timer Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel).

Soon after the production begins the actors are thrown into a real-life situation and are forced to become the fighting unit they're portraying, in order to find a way out of the jungle in one piece.

Director: Ben Stiller
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Producer(s): Ben Stiller, Eric McLeod, Stuart Cornfeld
Screenplay: Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Etan Cohen
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  • 5 stars "This movie was brilliant period. Yes it is very offensive, but thats the beauty of it. Stiller, RDJr, Black, Cruise, McConaughy all where brilliant. Loved it and would see it again."
  • 1 star "agree with the last comment; this thing is so embarrassingly bad i'm ashamed to have been goaded into seeing it by someone else"
  • 1 star "I can't believe this movie got good reviews. I didn't laugh once."