Charlie Wilson's War
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Charlie Wilson was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. His "Good Time Charlie" exterior, however, masked an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Charlie Wilson's War manages to entertain and inform audiences, thanks to its witty script and talented cast of power players.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Hanks may at first seem like an unlikely choice to play a seasoned Texas playboy bachelor, but he's so ingratiating that he almost pulls it off.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

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

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Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

It's a timely reminder: Ending a war is all very nice, but watch out for what comes next.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Hanks' performance as Wilson is tone-perfect, capturing both the public-servant seriousness and playboy rakishness of his character. And he does it without breaking a sweat.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

The performances are likeable and entertaining, while Nichols pumps the whole proceedings with a satisfyingly fluid, dramatic energy.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Set the irony meter at eleven and enjoy.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

[Philip Seymour Hoffman's] rumpled, cranky spy is hilarious--George Smiley by way of Jack Black--but with an edge of quiet ferocity that makes every scene he's in play a little sharper.

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Jonathan F. Richards

Nichols and Sorkin have made a Cadillac of a movie, a handsome, beautifully designed chassis with a powerful motor and luxurious attention to detail.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Aaron Sorkin has written an acute, hilarious, and informative screenplay which is rich with character, and is perfect fodder for director Mike Nichols, who has a knack for meshing comedy and drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It's not an exceptional film, however the real-life story it depicts is interesting enough and the performances are generally strong, particularly that of… More
Joe McCall
Too bad in Americas rush to defeat the Soviets we created the Taliban, strengthened the Haqqani network and gave Pakistan the time it needed to make a nuclear… More
xGary Xx
A hedonistic womanising congressman from Texas seems to be the only person on Capitol Hill who realises the full implications of the Soviet invasion of… More
Kevin M. Williams
A smart and entertaining charisma vehicle that also happens to teach a bit of recent US history, Hanks everyman plays a goodtime, partying congressman from… More
Edward Boxler
Director Mike Nichols and writer Aaron Sorkin are no strangers to political satire. Charlie Wilson's War is simply fantastic. It's funny and… More
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