Charlie Wilson's War: The Movie Reviews

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Charlie Wilson's War is generating a decent amount of Oscar buzz.

But does it deserve it? Let's find out what a cross section of critics are saying about this Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts vehicle:

- A pleasant enough film, but I simply didn't see what all the awards talk is about. -- Hollywood Report Card

- Tells a momentous story - a story every American should know - in a boisterous, lickety-split style that makes the history lesson go down easily. -- New York Magazine

- When Charlie Wilson's War is on target - pretty much every time Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman appear on-screen together - it's a really enjoyable movie. -- The Arizona Republic

- Charlie Wilson's War is a journalistic satire of realpolitik in which our jerry-rigged alliances, which looked strategic at the time, end up biting the U.S. in unforeseen ways. -- Entertainment Weekly

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Charlie Wilson's War Quotes

Gust Avrakotos: There's a little boy and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse... and everybody in the village says, "how wonderful. the boy got a horse" And the Zen master says, "we'll see." Two years later The boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg, and everybody in the village says, "how terrible." And the Zen master says, "We'll see." Then a war breaks out and all the young men have to go off and fight... except the boy can't cause his legs messed up. and everyone in the village says, "How wonderful."
Charlie Wilson: And the Zen master says, "We'll see."

That's a thick ass door!

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