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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

24 Ratings: 2.7
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
4 reviews about Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
review by . November 07, 2009
Charlie Wilson's war is a movie about a playboy congressman who finally wakes up to the seriousness of war that is plaguing Afghanistan, so he aims to do something about, he plans to launch the biggest and most secretive covert operation in history.         This was a film I like form the opening scene it was fresh, smart, original, daring, funny, heart warming and dare I say it. Inspirational. This movie was very good in the way it played out and it convinces you that …
review by . July 11, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
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 . May 15, 2009
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I'll be the first one to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of Tom Hanks.  Don't get me wrong, he's a great actor, but he's not in a lot of movie that I found spectacular.  I think my two favorite Tom Hanks movies are his best two films, Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump.  Having said the above, I thought that his performance as Charlie Wilson was incredible!    I think what makes Hanks so good in Charlie Wilson's War is that he did what I think Sean Penn did so …
review by . December 01, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
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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