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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Tom Hanks
Julia Roberts
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Amy Adams
Ken Stott
Emily Blunt
Directors
Mike Nichols
Screenwriters
Aaron Sorkin
Running Time
97 minutes

Charlie Wilson's War
Or, How Tom Hanks Won The Cold War From A Hot Tub


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Charlie Wilson's War

Plot
In the early ‘80s, Congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks) organised, with the help of a socialite (Roberts) and a CIA loose cannon (Hoffman), the covert US support of Afghani rebels fighting against the Soviets...


Verdict
Extremely enjoyable. Although it’s a little tonally unsure, whenever Hanks and Hoffman are on screen, any misgivings are forgiven.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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