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Charlie Wilsons WarSet in the 1980s, the movie is based on U.S.Rep. 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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Directors of "Charlie Wilsons War"Mike NicholsBirthdate: 6 November 1931, Berlin, Germany
Creators of "Charlie Wilsons War"Aaron SorkinBirthdate: 9 June 1961, New York City, New York, USAGeorge CrileBirthdate: 5 March 1945, San Diego, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Charlie Wilsons War"Christian Science MonitorOctober 18, 2008
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.St. Louis Post-DispatchOctober 18, 2008
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.The New RepublicSeptember 22, 2008
[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.I.E. WeeklyJanuary 29, 2008
Mike Nichols' fast-talking political comedy says every word but Osama Bin Laden.Time OutJanuary 11, 2008
The performances are likeable and entertaining, while Nichols pumps the whole proceedings with a satisfyingly fluid, dramatic energy.Film.comJanuary 02, 2008
Nichols and Sorkin have made a Cadillac of a movie, a handsome, beautifully designed chassis with a powerful motor and luxurious attention to detail.East Bay ExpressApril 28, 2011
Set the irony meter at eleven and enjoy.Matt's Movie ReviewsJuly 06, 2010
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.CinePassionAugust 27, 2009
The satire darkens not into sobering relevance but into wishy-washy 'relevance'Boston PhoenixApril 23, 2009
The international intrigue becomes strained satire -- what's needed is the comic touch of a Billy Wilder.Fayetteville Free WeeklyFebruary 02, 2009
Charlie Wilson's War features two characters who know how government is supposed to work. They also know it doesn't work as it is supposed to, so they have to subvert the system and go beyond it.Three Movie BuffsOctober 18, 2008
Charlie Wilson's War is both funny and entertaining. In fact, as far as making political points, you kind of have to look for them.
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