War Dogs

Updated: May 24, 2019

If you’ve wondered what it would be like to sell military-grade weapons to the American Government, this movie should satisfy some of your imagination.  Based on the true story of Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, the movie stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as two school friends who reunite after years of living on separate coasts, only to form one of the youngest and biggest arms-dealer companies, AEY.  The pair take advantage of a government mandate, that allows companies to bid on U.S. military contracts to sell them weapons.  The kicker is where the duo source their wares, often from places and people that the government itself wouldn’t or “couldn’t” interact with.   Efraim and David take off, mining for lower-tiered contracts, until they find the Golden Egg; a contract that becomes their largest sell and also their most dangerous.  Being that the film is “based on a true story”, you have to wonder what parts are embellished and which parts are true-to-life.  The movie itself is entertaining, and plot strong enough to see how it plays out.  I wish some parts of the movie went into more detail and were branched out, but all-in-all it was an enjoyable experience.  3 out of 5.