In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart goes to Gergovia, the capital of the Arvenes tribe, to attend a meeting of Gallic tribal chieftains. The young boy Vercingetorix, along with his friend the young girl Eponia, sneak into a large cavern where Celtill, Vercingetorix's father and chieftain of the Arvenes, hosts the meeting of chieftains with the intention of proclaiming himself king of all Gauls. When Celtill shows off the crown once worn by the old kings of Gaul, an arrow from two Roman spies (dressed as Gauls) hits Celtill in the back.
Mike L (it) wrote: Loved it! Great cast and well done. Laughed out loud a lot!
Noah S (fr) wrote: Some incredibly despondent facial expressions in this film. It reminded me of a novella I may have read on a rainy Sunday: poetic and rich with symbolism, but ultimately not enough grit to make me really feel the place where the characters reside.
Kevin R (us) wrote: War is show business.The president is involved in a sex scandal just before his re-election campaign. A spin-doctor is hired to cover up the mess and help the president get re-elected. He decides to work with a Hollywood producer to create news stories, coverage, and interviews to make it look like we are at war. As the fake war unfolds, the producer gets antsy to receive credit for his work with the spin-doctor tries to keep the story under wraps as those in the know reveal themselves as well."A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow."Barry Levinson, director of Good Morning, Vietnam; Rain Man; The Natural; Sleepers; Bugsy; Man of the Year; Disclosure; Envy; an dYou Don't Know Jack, delivers Wag the Dog. The storyline for this picture was just okay and reminded me of a less intense Argo. The script was fairly well written and the acting was very good. The cast includes Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Kirsten Dunst, Woody Harrelson, and Andrea Martin. "Of course it's real. It's on TV."Wag the Dog is a movie I was never really that interested to see, but decided to give a shot when I came across it on HBOGO. It was as I expected, similar to Be Cool, a nice group of actors and a silly plotline. The cast does deliver their characters well and they are fun to see in their element, but the overall film is just okay. I recommend seeing this once, but I wouldn't pay to see this picture."You want me to produce a war?"Grade: C+
Matthew S (ag) wrote: 4.5/5. Werner Herzog's film is an observational drama examining the return to society of the title character as he resumes drinking, takes in a troubled prostitute and travels to the united states to start a new life with her and their friend, who takes them to live with his nephew in Wisconsin. It is the second film in which Herzog cast untrained actor and musician Bruno S, and wrote this role for him. Bruno S, as he did in Herzog's "the Enigma of Kaspar Hauser", at once conveys a compelling, paradoxical blend of great wisdom, conceit, mental infirmity and naivety. The film, like all of Herzog's best work, is slow, atmospheric, comical and grim. It exudes life in all of its human fantasy, hope and disappointment.