63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This script bumps along, good ideas jostling with weak, derivative ones, and Seftel doesn't seem to know which way he wants to handle the material. Also, with Cusack playing yet another soul-fried wiseacre running on emotional autopilot, the piece doesn't have much of an engine.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Screwball, vaguely futuristic political satires are a rare hybrid, and War, Inc. is an intriguing, if flawed, example.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The trouble with this satirical take US involvement in Iraq, penned by Mark Leyner, John Cusack and Jeremy Pikser, is that the real thing is equally absurd and only marginally less funny.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A brave and ambitious but chaotic attempt at political satire.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The ambitions and intentions of War, Inc., co-written by and starring John Cusack, are laudable, but the film is a nearly complete misfire.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Has TOO much happening, which befits a comedy with a lot of targets but ultimately makes the whole operation scattershot.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
All that's missing is coherence. Call it Blunderbuss Satire.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Misfires so severely that even the clever details get obliterated in the resulting mess.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Sorry excuse for political satire.
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12

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The movie has two modes - very loud and extremely loud - and all of the actors are encouraged to mug their hearts out. That even includes Cusack's real-life sister Joan, normally one of the most reliable performers in the business.
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37 out of 100
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