#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas who seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, prodded by his major conservative supporter, Houston Socialite Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight the people are suffering in the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gustav “Gust” Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie Wilson eventually learns that while military victory can be had, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone’s sorrow.
Plot: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
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“Well See…..” said the Zen Master
Well we definitely did see and I and many other people were actually expecting worse. It did have some good parts too it that I was not expecting it still did fail in other areas though.
First off the acting was above average. I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman in this movie and I liked Tom Hanks. Hoffman was the glue to this movie. If it were not for him this movie would have crumbled and hit rock bottom. His performance was by no means stunning but absolutely necessary. He gave a good witty, cynical performance in what most other actors could have easily made his character into a cliché. Tom Hanks really gave a nice loose performance and did not disappoint but he certainly did not impress. What I could not stand was that Julia Roberts was involved in this movie. She was as big of a miscast as I have ever seen. For one she is a bad actress, at least to me, she was to young for her character and was to phony even for the character she was playing.
The directing was average to me. I’m not really a big fan of the recent Mike Nichols movies and I’m not exactly impressed by this one either. It was made with such a Hollywoodish, cartoonish touch hat I could not stand. The worst part about it was that he tried make it be a really meaningful movie at the end. I love meaningful movies but not when a movie tries to rush a scene or two at the end and show something that tries to justify the rest of the garbage spread throughout the whole movie. That is something that Mike Nichols has seemed to have done a lot in his recent track record.
The one impressive part of this movie was the writing. The dialog was put together very well and was able to let the story play out. The writing was what was able to really able to take this movie to an above average level. In so many scenes I found myself laughing in part by the writing.
Well that is some of what we saw at least. A lot of the scenery was good in the movie if you get what I mean but not a lot other than that. I did like that this movie did not glorify everything America had done. It is obvious that during this whole war in Afghanistan the U.S. gave weapons to the people who are now against us. This movie kind of show we are too blame for that. It shows that what may seem good in the short term may turn into something horribly wrong in the future. This movie did have a good original message but it just did not deliver it right. Overall though it was entertaining.
One invader to another
The subtext of this film is that Charlie Wilson’s War is still raging in Afghanistan but the USA has replaced the Soviets because they allowed a vacuum to develop in a country after the the Soviet withdrawal where the Taliban amongst other groups stepped in.
Writer Aaron Sorkin and director Mike Nichols should have gone for dark, subversive satire with Charlie Wilson, a Democrat congressman from Texas known for some good time partying who somehow built an alliance that led to a covert military campaign to arm the Mujahideen in 1980s Afghanistan and repel the Soviet invaders.
What we get is a strained, anaemic film with broad and uneven comedy that barely hits any targets and just about carried by the charm of its star, Tom Hanks helped by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s blue collar, truculent CIA operative with Julia Roberts as a wealthy socialite and anti commie Texan with an array of international connections that helps Wilson.
Maybe current events in the Middle East at the time this film was made meant that it had to pull its punches and come across as wishy washy.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director Mike Nichols
Writer Aaron Sorkin, George Crile
Actors Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Country United States, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 24 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,788 m (Sweden), 2,809 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema