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Tropic Thunder (Director's Cut)

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Ben Stiller

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About the Movie

Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in "Tropic Thunder," an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film. After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 234
  • Fresh: 193
  • Rotten: 41
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Though some of the caricatures wear thin, some of the acting rises to a high level. – Tom Charity,, Mar 13, 2009

Rotten: After the dazzle of the early scenes, something droops and flags in Tropic Thunder. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Sep 19, 2008

Fresh: For years now, onscreen and off, [Tom] Cruise has seemed like a bottle of barely contained crazy; now we know what happens when the cork comes out. – Christopher Orr, The New Republic, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Some of it is very funny, some of it is too broad. – Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Absolutely hillarious and brilliant.

I haven't seen a movie this funny in a while, though I didn't see the theatrical version; my wife and I just rented the director's cut in HD on Apple TV. The movie has brilliant, extreme parody without going over the edge or becoming obnoxious, and plenty of great twists. Surprisingly top-notch comedic acting as well, with a lot of big names and what is easily one of Tom Cruise's best roles ever—especially since he actually seems un-Cruise for once. We paid $5 to rent this in HD, and I still want to buy it. Tropic Thunder was that good.

Great Movie!!!! 1st Review!!

Tropic Thunder is one of the funniest movies ever!! BUY IT!!!!

Just Wondering

Is this better than or worse than the real version I wanted to rent one but I'm not sure which is better Agree if it is and disagree if its not

Tropic Thunder (Director's Cut)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2008

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