Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    All that's missing is coherence. Call it Blunderbuss Satire.
  2. 30
    War, Inc. is neither all that interesting nor all that cool.
  3. War, Inc. is gonzo moviemaking with a bleeding heart. A satirical farce that wants to be "Dr. Strangelove" for the age of terrorism, it is a zany, nihilistic free-for-all that goes soft.
  4. 30
    A film that, in attempting to ridicule the Bush administration, finally just settles for being ridiculous itself.
  5. Reviewed by: Reyhan Harmanci
    Misfires so severely that even the clever details get obliterated in the resulting mess.
  6. 25
    The overall experience is manic, juvenile, and hit-or-miss, as if the auteurs behind "Epic Movie" were trying to remake "Wag The Dog." It's too soon to laugh about Iraq, and it'll never be time to laugh about it with this kind of maladroit humor.
  7. Sorry excuse for political satire.
  8. 12
    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.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    This movie has great satirical setting that makes fun of corporate money grabbing. This movie reminds me of combination of Grosse Pointe Blank and Lord of War.
    For me this was not political film although it sure does make fun of politics well enough its more about great characters in a story that does not want to be taken seriously in the first place.
    The acting is superb by all in the film by both Cusaks and the rest cast plus its just silly funny movie.
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  2. May 29, 2011
    If already wasn't enough to put up with the egocentric presence of John Cusack, the movie even brings a weird narrative that satirizes the war in Iraq by other ficticious. But Hilary's performance was good. Full Review »