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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. 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.
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.