Sunday, March 23, 2008

Charlie Wilson's War

Starts off well in almost every respect and you think, with a script like this and such energising central performances, this is going to take me somewhere interesting...and then it doesn't.

By the end even the characters played by Hanks and Seymour Hoffman have started to sag, and both Surfer and I thought the inclusion of archive footage of real Russians getting fried in moments intended as light satirical comedy was fairly tasteless.

As a story about opportunistic arms-dealing Lord of War is ultimately more satisfying, largely because it has a story.

1 comment:

patrick said...

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are a classic combination... Charlie Wilson's War made me feel a little better about U.S. foreign intervention, it seemed to work out that time