by Gary Johnson
Three Kings contains many of the same plot elements of war movie favorites such as The Dirty Dozen and Kelly's Heroes. And it has some of the attitude of M*A*S*H. However, Three Kings doesn't feel derivative. Visually it's a stunning movie. Whereas most Hollywood movies feel slick and polished, Three Kings feels gritty and untidy--and it's all the more realistic because of it. You can almost feel the blistering sun and the windblown sand as the characters rush across the Iraqi desert.
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