War on Everyone

War on Everyone opens to a man running, dressed as a mime, being pursued by a car being driven by Terry Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård) with his partner, Bob Bolaño (Michael Peña), in the passenger seat. They run the mime down, identify themselves as cops and search his bag to find a block of cocaine - Something for them to take home and use later.

From the start we see the corrupt cop duo, Bob and Terry, go against all sorts of challenges in the most comedic and politically incorrect fashion. This “cops vs. robbers” style of movie shows us hilarious scenes, such as them sharing cocaine in a bathroom stall with their informant and walking into a murder scene telling the sobbing wife to shut up in the least compassionate way possible. War on Everyone, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, started to veer on “The Naked Gun” style of comedy, but the action throughout the movie kept the story on track in a very clever and very funny way.

Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña are brilliantly entertaining together and had me cracking up with laughter throughout. Also sporting key roles in this movie are Theo James and Tessa Thompson, Theo, giving the perfect portrayal of the British bad guy, and Tessa, playing Terry’s saucy girlfriend.

Full of corruption, bribery, racism and torture this movie has moments of intensity, but is mostly a light-hearted and entertaining comedic movie.

Rating:  4 Star Rating

War on Everyone arrives in UK cinemas on 30th September 2016.
You can watch the trailer by clicking here.

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12th February 2016

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