Review: `Charlie’ Is a Crisp Satire

January 5, 2008 at 11:15 am 1 comment

Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson’s War

“Charlie Wilson’s War,” a crisp, biting satire that confidently mixes sex and politics, glides along so smartly and smoothly, it makes you wonder how it’s possible that director Mike Nichols and writer Aaron Sorkin have never teamed up before.

Based on the true story of a congressman (Tom Hanks), a Houston socialite (Julia Roberts) and a CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who conspired to arm Afghanistan’s mujahedeen against Soviet invaders in the early 1980s, “Charlie Wilson’s War” represents comfortable territory for both men, despite the complexity of its subject matter. (Sorkin’s script is based on the book by George Crile, who profiled Wilson as a producer on “60 Minutes.”)

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  • 1. Viewers Verdict - Charlie Wilson’s War  |  January 6, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    […] how it’s possible that director Mike Nichols and writer Aaron Sorkin have never teamed up before. Movie 24/7 The film has been cut, re-cut, re-shot, re-cut, etc… but that is pretty much Mike Nichols’ […]

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