Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama

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A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.


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3 January 2008 | mchalle
| Fun but paper-thin
A fun picture with a lot to like about it, but paper-thin. The problem is there's no real obstacles. Charlie wants money, he gets money. He want out of hot water with his philandering, he gets out. Whatever Charlie wants, Charlie gets. Doesn't make for great drama or depth of character. It feels like an extended episode of a TV show. It feels like Sorkin has been doing TV too long.

The best part of this film is Hoffman, steals every scene he's in as usual and that's no small feat up against Hanks. Best as a rental.

It's not a bad film by any means, just not much too it. Cotton candy gone as soon as you leave the theater. Trying to make my tenth line, sprinting for the finish here. Puffing and out of breath.

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Release Date:

21 December 2007


English, Dari, Russian, Urdu, Hebrew, Arabic

Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Filming Locations

Downey Studios - 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, California, USA

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,656,250 23 December 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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