Tom Hanks plays Texan Congressman Charlie
Wilson, who masterminded the covert war against Russia in Afghanistan,
thus ending the Cold War.
This is really a fun-loving guy -- and
the rarest of movies -- a smart comedy for grown-ups that delivers
its humor from intelligent dialog, not grossed-out humor and
Charlie Wilson's War is funny and features some great performances.
It's one of the best pictures of the year,
and you will have a great time watching while those messages
are being delivered.
Mike Nichols puts his finger directly on
the pulse of government spending in this satirical look at the
mismanagement of politics and its priorities.
Tom Hanks plays uber party animal Charlie
Wilson, who is called upon to help the Afghan rebels at the end
of the Cold War.
It's a witty look at politics, war, and
the rats maze of government funding.
Charlie Wilson's War is heavy with talent. The cast features three
Oscar winners and two nominees.
It has a rapid pace, smart screenplay,
and top-notch acting.
In my view, it could be one of the most
appealing and compelling adult movies in the 2007 Oscar season.
What I liked about this clever, informative
comedy-drama is that it's based on a true story.