A rock star General bent on winning the "impossible" war in Afghanistan takes inside the complex machinery of modern war.
U.S. Release DateWar Machine release date was Friday, May 26, 2017. This was a Streaming release. Netflix Only
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An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader's ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story's core is Brad Pitt's sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist's no-holds-barred exposé.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- The film will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017 (3/4/17).
- inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings.