War on Everyone
“Don’t get obstreperous with me, motherf***er,” Bob Bolaño (Michael Peña)
That line epitomises the three features directed by John Michael McDonagh: Articulate, foul-mouthed, bolshy leads constantly attempting to subvert expectations. McDonagh seems so anti any kind of formula/cliché/predictability that his films have an almost random quality at times. WAR ON EVERYONE joins THE GUARD for non-politically correct law enforcement. However, it is not in the same league as the superlative CALVARY, a work so rare as to be both simultaneously laugh-out-loud hilarious and disturbingly oppressive.
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