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Charlie Wilson's War (2007) Movie Information

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2410

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2.71/4

# of Ratings:

177

Genres:

War, Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/25/2007

DVD Release:

04/22/2008

Director:

Mike Nichols

Actors:

Julia Roberts
Tom Hanks
Rachel Nichols
Amy Adams
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Ned Beatty

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Based on Congressman Wilson's relationship with Afghani's versus the Soviets and the current implications of his actions.

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Snoogans 12/05/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Just didn't care for it.

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Daniel Corleone 11/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A film about making a difference which stems from the hearts of the real Congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), his glamorous friend Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) and just CIA operative Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Amazing to see how a "real" person despite the drugs and womanizing still has the capacity to help the Pakistani's against the war between the Russians. Philip Seymour Hoffman was sensational and the screenplay well written. The rest of the film however lacks the humor and any distinct factor to make it memorable. Special features on the DVD were a delight. Charlie Wilson's War is definitely worth a look.

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Not as good as I hoped it be.The previews were better

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  Yojimbo
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02/11/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Charlie Wilson's War" by Yojimbo

A hedonistic womanising congressman from Texas seems to be the only person on Capitol Hill who realises the full implications of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and sets about ensuring the US gives its support to the freedom fighters of the Mujahideen. The Aaron Sorkin penned script based on actual events shares a lot of elements with his flagship TV series The West Wing. The combination of politics and drama with amusingly quirky characters and witty, fast talking dialogue will be very familiar to fans and a collection of fine performances all round make for a very entertaining piece of historical edutainment. Inevitably it all seems quite rose-tinted in its depiction of the role of the US but Sorkin's edgy dialogue always keeps one eye on the hypocrisy and duplicity of American polit...

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  Franz Patrick
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07/10/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Disappointing

I tried really hard to like this film but it just didn't work for me. All of the actors were good in their roles, especially Philip Seymour Hoffman but the tone of the movie was just too distracting. I thought this was going to be a pretty serious film, when it fact, it turned out to be a satirical comedy. I know this isn't about the Iraq war but one can't simply not relate it. Things about war that are serious to this day were kind of made fun of and it just didn't feel right. The good thing about it is that it's not too long and the performances are solid. Other than that, there's not much to recommend. I found that certain stories are all over the place; the ones that are interesting were set aside and the ones that could use more foundation were placed forward. If this film had been m...

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01/08/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) single handedly ended the war between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union in the 1980ís. His story is told in ďCharlie Wilsonís War.Ē

To tell the complete and honest truth, I donít know how I feel about this movie. On one hand, the acting is very good. On the other hand, itís rather boring. Itís an interesting story that Iíd never heard before, but itís not told in a way that makes me really care at all.

Itís definitely worth watching, if just for Philip Seymour Hoffmanís acting (as Gust Avkrakotos). He really steals the show, but that could just be because Iím a much bigger fan of him than Hanks. Julia Roberts (as Joanne Herring) also does well, playing a rather different character than Iíve ever seen her do before, if not at least in looks.

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