A great mix of entertainment and important (and relevant) information. I like how the current situations in Iraq and Afganistan push at the back of your mind while you watch the film. As much as I liked Hanks' performance, I think it's Philip Seymour Hoffman who really takes the cake with an AWESOME performance. That being said, I don't see why the Award shows are giving this film so much attention. It's fun but it's really nothing special. Especially Julia Roberts' performance. What's the big deal?! It's an important story to tell because this is common U. S. foreign policy (supplying weapons and cash to the enemies of the enemies of the U. S.) I like (sincerely, not sarcastically) how the film avoids mentioning that Osama Bin Laden's group was one of the factions funded by Charlie Wilson. The long-term ramifications of this type of foreign policy should be obvious and hopefully avoided in the future. Anyway, it's a movie worth seeing but not worth owning.
|8/10||patrick.sullivan@ - 260 reviews|
13.2.2008 - age: 26-35
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