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01st Jun 2017

Netflix have added one of the most divisive, funny and f**ked-up films in recent memory

Paul Moore

“A riot of bad behaviour.”

In a cinematic sense, there are certain moments when you would love to be a fly on the wall. For example, we imagine that Christmas dinner at the McDonagh household would involve a few extremely interesting chats about philosophy, film and f**k loads of cursing.

In case you’re not familiar, John Michael McDonagh and his brother Martin are responsible for the blacker than a pint of Guinness comedy-dramas In Bruges, The Guard, Seven Psychopaths and Calvary.

In War On Everyone, John Michael McDonagh has crafted one of the most surreal, depraved and bizarre buddy-cop films in recent memory, and despite not being universally adored by critics, it’s destined for cult-classic status.

If you fancy seeing a film with cocaine, mimes and jokes that absolutely revel in offending everyone, then this film, described by the LA Times as a mix of” highbrow allusions and lowbrow insults, shoehorned in between intense episodes of coke-snorting and head-smashing” is definitely for you.

Ok, what’s it about?

Terry (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob (Michael Peña) are two crooked cops who frame and blackmail criminals all over town. Looking for the ultimate pay-off, they try to extort a strip-club manager (Caleb Landry Jones) and his eccentric, junkie boss, (Theo James), but get more than they bargained for when their hair-brained scheme uncovers a bigger, darker secret.

Truth be told, very few films in recent memory have split the critical opinion quite like War on Everyone did upon its release, but it does have some wonderfully anarchic, original and pitch-black laughs.

If your sense of humour is a bit twisted, we definitely recommend it.

Take a look.