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I Declare War (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 6 June 2014 (UK)
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Summer war games between neighborhood kids turn deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix.


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Credited cast:
Quinn Wilson
Dyson Fyke ...
Trevor Sikorski
Spencer Howes ...
Richard Nguyen ...
Alex Wall ...
Houston ...
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Skinner (voice)


Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Paint-filled balloons = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Sub-machine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity's dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

6 June 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Я объявляю войну  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,793, 1 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,928, 4 October 2013
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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If the acting was better this could have been something
31 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

First off, I'm not the one who usually goes 'I can't stand child actors' like many others, there have been many cases in which using child actors for a serious movie have worked very well.

'Stand By Me', 'Mean Creek' or 'King Jack' to name a few all had excellent acting in them by leads consisting mostly of kids.

But the acting here (for the more-part of the cast) really is sub-par, even for child actors. And it doesn't help that the dialogue often gets truly cringe-worthy: "even retards are more popular than me!" cries the stereotypical bully in one scene for example.

The actual plot though overall is pretty decent and with a better cast and director it could have been fairly decent.

It's listed as a comedy here but there is very little fun in this movie as it portrays children playing war in a very serious fashion, perhaps to draw some similarities with real war, but I didn't think it really worked.

If you want a movie with kids playing war in the woods then go see 'Son of Rambow' instead, that's more on the comedic tip but at least it entertains without getting cringe-worthy.

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