The Three Kings
2000
***½
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn

At the end of the Gulf War four American soldiers go in search of Saddam’s gold. This “thinking man’s Kelly’s Heroes” examines the US participation in the conflict and the horrors of war in general. The story is innovative and refreshingly “unjingoistic”, and its visual look is strikingly original.