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Charlie Wilson's War

HD   R Closed Captioning

Mike Nichols

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About the Movie

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. 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. – Stephanie Zacharek,, 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,, Jan 4, 2008

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

Fresh: It is briskly paced, nimbly acted and crisply directed by Mike Nichols. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Fun, Informative Movie

One has to love the Charlie Wilson character, especially since it is based on a true story. I found this movie made my long flight from London to Chicago go by fast.

Apple fails once again.

Some time ago, I bought this movie on iTunes, now, in spite of going through all of the BS explained to me by Apple care, I'm unable to access it and iTunes insists that I buy it again. Not gonna happen.

Charlie Wilson's War
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2007

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