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Way of War
Way of War
Actors: Cuba Jr. Gooding, JK Simmons, John Terry
Director: John Carter
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2009     1hr 27min

Paramilitary operative David Wolfe (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is a highly trained and deadly assassin assigned to kill a notorious terrorist in the Middle East. During his mission, he stumbles upon a US government conspiracy invol...  more »

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Actors: Cuba Jr. Gooding, JK Simmons, John Terry
Director: John Carter
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/10/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Neil T. C. from OSSINEKE, MI
Reviewed on 2/21/2010...
It was a good movie and was surprised the Cuba put it across so well.
Judith K. (heyjude) from EAST FALMOUTH, MA
Reviewed on 9/4/2009...
I really thought this was a good movie. Kept you interested, good story line.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Confusing story at best
MilpitasGuy | Milpitas, CA | 02/13/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I could never figure out what happened first or next because the timeline goes back and forth during the whole movie. I could never figure out who Cuba Gooding was working for. Was he a soldier or a merc? Wasn't clear. If he was special forces, he needs to go back to school to learn how to clear a room. Also, don't they teach these guys about noise discipline? Why were they just yakking away in the middle of indian country like a bunch of newbs? Professional operators use hand signals."
Simply Awful
Christopher J. Martin | Alexandria, VA | 05/05/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is a cheap attempt to cash in on the public's dislike for our former president. It's got almost no coherent plot line and the action scenes are just stupid. Furthermore, the ending is horrible and leaves the viewer wondering what happened to the rest of the movie.

The basic plot is that paramilitary operative David Wolfe uncovers a plot between Osama Bin Laden and the U.S. government to keep him alive because the government needs "enemies" to create heroes.

The problem is, that "message" is all there is to this movie. Without the information on the back of the DVD case I could have never figured out who Gooding's character worked for, and it's still never made clear if he's working on behalf of the U.S. government or if there are rogue elements in the government who hatched this plot to keep Bin Laden alive.

The action scenes which are supposed to take place in Pakistan are also simply stupid. They don't clear a room in any way that's believable for anybody who's even just watched it done in other movies. The other action scenes that take place in DC are also done horribly. Characters die, sometimes in violent ways, and there's no real reason given for it.

If a director and screen writer want to make a movie that alleges the U.S. government is involved in some sort of conspiracy, at least make it believable. This one isn't. I guess Cuba Gooding Jr. needed the cash because I can't see any reason why he should have liked this script, it's awful.

G. M. Arringdale | SW Florida | 04/10/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If you need to think the worst about the US government, this movie is for you. The premise that high officials including the president are in collusion with Osama Bin Laden and that government assassins roam the country killing citizens Putin style is abhorrent. That said the movie is simply not believable. The action scenes came from the imagination of one who has never been near combat. I like Cuba Gooding, but he demeaned himself by being part of this outrage. I gave it one star because nagative stars are not an option."