Charlie Wilson's War
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Mike Nichols
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Om Puri, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty
- Website: www.charliewilsonswar.net
Adaptation of George Crile's book which tells the true story of maverick senator Charlie 'Good Time' Wilson (Hanks), who covertly aided the Mujahideen in their struggle against the Soviet Empire in the 1980s. This lightweight comedy drama relies on crude oversimplifications to explain away the later rise of global terrorism, and despite Hank's Gump-ish charisma in the role, the film ends up presenting an arrogantly racialist and superior view of international politics.
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Charlie Wilson's War4 Jan 2008
REAL LIFE/DRAMA (15) 101min Directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Primary Colors) and starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, the chief virtue of Charlie Wilson’s War is a commendably tight script by Aaron Sorkin. The West Wing’s creator provides…
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