Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson's War
Charlie Wilson's War
  • R
  • 1h 41m
  • 2007
Certified Fresh82%
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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 (The West Wing). 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® Score

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Certified Fresh82%
Critics Consensus: Charlie Wilson's War manages to entertain and inform audiences, thanks to its witty script and talented cast of power players.
Reviews
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fresh

Hanks' performance as Wilson is tone-perfect, capturing both the public-servant seriousness and pl...

June 21, 2017
The New Republic
Christopher Orr
Fresh

[Philip Seymour Hoffman's] rumpled, cranky spy is hilarious--George Smiley by way of Jack Black--b...

June 21, 2017
I.E. Weekly
Amy Nicholson
Fresh

Mike Nichols' fast-talking political comedy says every word but Osama Bin Laden.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Wally Hammond
Fresh

The performances are likeable and entertaining, while Nichols pumps the whole proceedings with a s...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Adult comedy takes an incisive look at politics.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts movie is decidedly adult. For starters, it deals with complex issues connected to political wrangling and Middle Eastern power struggles. And then there's the booze, gunfire, and sexual content (including some nudity), strong language (be ready for lots of "f--k"s)-- it's all here and then some. That said, the movie is also smart, with a main character who's infinitely more interesting than many other people in movies. While it's not perfect, it's still a worthy watch, especially for older teens and adults interested in the political process.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:December 21, 2007
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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