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Movie Review: Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Posted by JungleBoot on May 5, 2008

Charlie Wilson’s War ( 2007 **** ) stars Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip-Seymour Hoffman. It’s about a Texas congressman (Hanks) who helps the Afghanistan people fight the soviets through covert means.  I really liked this movie.  The witty conversations between Charlie Wilson and Joanne Herring (Roberts) were a joy to watch.  Equally entertaining are the less delicate conversations between Charlie Wilson and Gust Avrakotos (Hoffman).  I could probably watch a whole show centered around Gust.

I give this show 4 stars out of 5.  It addresses an issue that was important to the time without being over dramatic.  Humor is placed conveniently through out to offset uncomfortable scenes like actual footage recorded during Afghanistan’s war with Russia.

Viewer discretion advised: Adult related thems, Violence, Adult Humor

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