Team America: World Police 2004

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Outrageous satirical comedy from the creators of 'South Park', with puppets. In the 'War on Terror' Team America is the United States' first line of defence, an elite unit of counter-terrorist operatives whose adventures take them all over the world - frequently destroying most of it as they go.

Starring:
Daran Norris, Kristen Miller
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

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Team America: World Police

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Product Details

Genres Animated, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Director Trey Parker
Starring Daran Norris, Kristen Miller
Supporting actors Maurice Lamarche, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Phil Hendrie, Masasa
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Jun 2005
Format: DVD
I find it astonishing that anyone could watch this film without finding something to love. It is utterly hilarious, and I agree it is juvenile in parts, but then anyone who goes to watch something by Parker and Stone without expecting a certain amount of puerility should clearly not be allowed out by themselves, and furthermore, anyone who is so uptight not to smirk occasionally at stupidity should probably stick to watching Star Wars and other emotionally overblown pap fests, since humour is not their thing. For the rest of us, it is not only hilarious but also well-crafted and perfectly-aimed. There is a place for subtle satire and this film isn't it, but then the issues it deals with are not subtle either. It is impossible to rip apart America's stance on world peace without displaying them as brash caracitures since Bush and his cronies have become exactly that. It does not pull any punches, and, like South Park, is not bothered who it attacks, since it recognises that nothing on earth is completely immune to mockery, particularly politics, celebrities and Thunderbirds. So watch it and enjoy it (unless you are uptight, in which case go and hire 'Kez' and enjoy that instead). Oh, and for the record, it is all about America policing the world. That's the joke, for those of you who may miss it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Shain on 5 Mar 2007
Format: DVD
If you see the cover of this and still buy it, you'll know exactly what you're going to get - a crass, loud, brash, taste-free couple of hours boggling at the Team America approach to diplomacy (ie blow it up first, ask questions afterwards). It's pretty racist, in appalling taste and completely takes the proverbial out of a) Bush's approach to foreign policy, b) America's approach to anything outside its borders and c) the entire action-movie genre. But it's done in a very knowing way, and the biggest targets for Trey and Parker's barbs certainly aren't Arabs - or even the French! I laughed my wooden @ss off - see it on a day when you're not taking anything too seriously and you will too!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Aug 2005
Format: DVD
I was slightly disappointed the first time I saw this film - probably because I was so hyped up about it, having heard so many people talk about how hilarious it was. My second time through it, though, everything clicked. Team America: World Police is juvenile and disgusting, yet sharply pointed satire that goes out of its way to be offensive - in other words, it's hilarious, and yet more proof of Trey Parker's genius. Parker and Stone do things no one else would ever dream of doing - or even be allowed to do. It's a film I know I know I will enjoy watching time and time again for years to come.
Hilarity aside, the audacity of making such an elaborate film using puppets is almost mind-boggling. Parker and Stone probably had little idea of what they were getting into, yet they stayed the course, brought together a tremendous team of individuals who, as the special features make obvious, relished the chance to take the art of puppetry to new heights, and created something that is really quite amazing. It's uncanny how life-like these puppets are - I daresay Alec Baldwin, for example, is much more wooden in real life than is his puppet in this film. These aren't just wooden characters dangling on strings; each puppet's head is filled with animatronics that control his/her expressions with uncanny precision. The puppet fights are hilarious, but nothing's funnier than watching Gary give "the signal" as his first mission with the elite American fighting force goes south.
As with everything Parker and Stone do, there's actually a point behind all of the humor. Though their detractors would never admit it, these guys actually do have a handle on what is going on in the world - and within America. If you've ever seen South Park, you know how quickly they manage to exploit the big issues of the day.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A customer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 April 2007
Format: DVD
I admit the humor in this fantastic comedy made by the creators of South park this is not very adult ,but is extremely funny ,made with puppets to a very high standard ,the movie pokes fun at American war on terror and radical Islam.

The plot follows a group of American secret agents trying to fight terror and killing everyone on their path ,they have to face many dangers including Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore.

The best character is Kim Jong Il ,one of the best satires ever made of a living politician and I found it impossible not to laugh every time he come on screen

This comedy is not for everyone and some viewers might be easily offended such as American patriots, terrorists, people with gender issues or North Korean dictators.

The DVD has 2 hours of extras including some more Kim Jong Il fun.

I advise you to BUY this movie and laugh to your heart content.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Neal Vincent VINE VOICE on 8 Jun 2005
Format: DVD
"Team America" plays like Trey Parker and Matt Stone broke into Gerry Anderson's house while he was away, got totally loaded, and made a movie.
Like South Park, "Team America" rips into anybody and everybody - gay, straight, Republican, Democrat, Arab, American, French, Korean, treehugger or warmonger - no matter what kind of person you are there's guaranteed to be at least one scene in this film which will make you SQUIRM.
The primary target of the film is, as the title suggests, the macho gung-ho cowboy way America carries out its "war on terror", i.e. throwing military hardware around wherever they like, generally flattening population centres while wearing cheesy grins, all in pursuit of a handful of terrorists.
That said, the film is equally keen to rip into liberals with just as much venom - causing some to wonder whether it's a pro-Bush propoganda vehicle (!) - but the truth is that it's offensive to everybody, and fair play to it. Those same people probably think the Cartman character from South Park was proof that the South Park creators are neo-Nazis! Oh dear... It's called "satire" - and this might be some seriously scatological satire, but it's satire nonetheless!
It's been called the most offensive puppet movie ever made (although I wonder whether the people saying that have seen Peter Jackson's "Meet the Feebles"!) but, as undeniably foul as it is, sadly this DVD isn't quite as offensive as the filmmakers intended... The version of "Team America" available in the UK is the R-rated version that played in American cinemas and which was cut by about a minute, mostly in that infamous sex scene. Happily, there's an "uncut and unrated" version available on R1 DVD for those who want to see all boundaries of taste and decency well and truly violated!
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