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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

23 Ratings: 2.8
A movie directed by Mike Nichols

Political movies about backroom negotiations need not be dry or heavy-handed, asCharlie Wilson's Wardelightfully proves. Based on the true story of playboy congressman Wilson's efforts to fund Afghanistan's defense against the Soviet invasion … see full wiki

MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
review by . July 11, 2009
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George Crile of 60 Minutes authored the book "Charlie Wilson's War" to describe the role of Democratic Congressman Charlie Wilson in organizing the US support of the Afghan mujahadeen during the 1980's. For such a important and entertaining book, it was never turned into a movie until after the events of 9/11. Luckily, the movie makers assembled a talented cast of actors and actresses, starting with Tom Hanks to play Charlie Wilson. Unfortunately, Hanks' physique and presence has no likeness to …
review by . December 01, 2008
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I'm giving this film three stars only because the people I watched it with were amused by it. Otherwise I'd go lower. It looked to me like a botched job, the sort of film where the script writer, the director, and the producers couldn't get on the same page and so released a compromised product that satisfied nobody. It's odd to read the other reviews here on ammy; many of them grind political axes, but the radical right-wingers accuse the film of being leftist propaganda, while the liberals accuse …
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