Monday, January 7, 2008

Movie Review: Charlie Wilson's War


Featuring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Genre: biography, comedy

Plot: US senator helps remove Russians from Afganistan

Acting: good

Drama: what the producers didn’t realize when they made this movie is that the message sent it ‘we saved you then, now we own your asses so don’t you dare cross us’

Action: some video game war scenes… better than the ones in Lions for Lambs though

Funny: very funny dialog though not necessarily clever

Visuals: was I the only one who didn’t feel a deep need to watch Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts naked (+/- bathing suit)?

Soundtrack: cheesy 80s

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Comments: There are always two sides of a coin, some might say Americans are heroes after watching this film while other might classify it as yet another example of Americans sticking their noses in someone else’s business. But let’s not get into politics here. Tom Hanks plays his character well but sort of detached. It’s more like as if his artistic creativity was gone on vacation at the time of the shooting. On the other hand Julia Roberts compensates by taking acting to the extreme creating a non easily believable character. Amy Adams is too short compared to the rest of the crew and somehow too childish and young. But it’s all worth it ‘cause Philip Seymour Hoffman steals the show.

Rating: 8/10

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