Charlie Wilson's War
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Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in this compelling and witty film from Oscar® winning director Mike Nichols and Primetime Emmy® winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing). Based on the outrageous true story, Charlie Wilson's War shows how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 195
- Fresh: 159
- Rotten: 36
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A terrific tale of political wheeling and dealing.
Rotten: Maybe it wasn't his fault those chickens came home to roost in the form of the Taliban, but you have to wonder: Would Nichols have given Oliver North such an easy ride?
Fresh: If Charlie doesn't feel quite real, Hanks at least makes him good company.
Fresh: [Philip Seymour Hoffman's] rumpled, cranky spy is hilarious--George Smiley by way of Jack Black--but with an edge of quiet ferocity that makes every scene he's in play a little sharper.
Watch it to see Hoffman
Roberts looks like she's acting, Hanks is in his usual terrific form, but Philip Seymour Hoffman is absoltutely superb. As the brilliant, chain-smoking CIA authority on everything classified, Hoffman plays a man with an attitude as well as a conscience. Hanks plays a Congressman who loves women, loves the drink, loves his country and loves to see how far he can push things. Roberts plays a well-connected high-society gal who does what she has to in order to fulfill her agenda. The underlying plot itself is a little lite and fluffy at times. I'd give it a 7 1/2 out of 10, but again, worth it to see Hoffman alone.
LOved and it
This movie is eye candy. The performances rae great. You'd get what you'd expect from Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman. 4.5/5
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2008
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