Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
  • Time: 102 min
  • Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama
  • Director: Mike Nichols
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas who seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, prodded by his major conservative supporter, Houston Socialite Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight the people are suffering in the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gustav “Gust” Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie Wilson eventually learns that while military victory can be had, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone’s sorrow.

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  • I’m not going to totally bash “Charlie Wilson’s War”, because the acting is done very well, but I cannot understand how a film with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in could be so uneven. This movie was made for one reason, making the general public dislike the east, it’s American propaganda at its most obvious/worst. This is just one of those movies that you’ll have to trust your instincts on, because I was watching it with an open mind and still did not enjoy it, I was just bored. There was also nothing in it that would rate as slightly funny. I know there are a lot of people who like this movie, but it didn’t keep me interested at all…

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