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War on Everyone Review
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War on Everyone Review

John Michael McDonagh moves to the United States for his third feature film, following the very Irish ‘The Guard’ and ‘Calvary’. Such a transition often brings an implication of a larger emphasis on action and spectacle, and while that could certainly be said for ‘War on Everyone’, the film doesn’t lose any of McDonagh’s cynical wit or ethically dubious characters. Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña star as detectives Terry and Bob who, quite simply, don’t play by the rules. That might sound rather banal, but the two characters will seemingly do almost anything in order to make their job easier, while making it fun in their own belligerent and carefree way. They carry on with their indulgences hassle free until they cross paths with a new local crime boss played by Theo James. Th...