A Private War

A Private War
A Private War
  • R
  • 1h 51m
  • 2018
Certified Fresh89%
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In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London's elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she's witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A Private War is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

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Certified Fresh89%
Critics Consensus: A Private War honors its real-life subject with a sober appraisal of the sacrifices required of journalists on the front lines - and career-best work by Rosamund Pike.
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Common Sense Says
War violence, language, nudity in mature biopic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that A Private War is a fact-based drama about award-winning conflict journalist Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), who battled personal demons as she put her life on the line to report from some of the most dangerous places on Earth. Expect war-zone violence in which civilians -- including children -- are injured and killed; Colvin loses an eye. There's also frequent strong language (particularly "f--k" and "s--t."), sex scenes with partial nudity (breasts, rear, side), and the excessive drinking and smoking frequently done by people under extreme stress. Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, and Stanley Tucci co-star.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 2, 2018
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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