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Charlie Wilson's War

  14A

Mike Nichols

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Plot Summary

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

TOMATOMETER

82%
  • Reviews Counted: 195
  • Fresh: 159
  • Rotten: 36
  • Average Rating: 7.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A terrific tale of political wheeling and dealing. – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com, Jul 7, 2010

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? – Tom Charity, CNN.com, Jan 4, 2008

Fresh: If Charlie doesn't feel quite real, Hanks at least makes him good company. – Jami Bernard, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

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. – Christopher Orr, The New Republic, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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.

Two words

LOved and it

Eye Candy

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

Charlie Wilson's War
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2008

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