Charlie Wilsons War

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects."

Overall Ranking: 393 (Rank from 2007: # 8)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Danny M98
Bryan Lienesch85 - One of those little stories from history that begged for it to be told. Hanks and Roberts are great but Hoffman steals the show.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 6
David Baruffi80
Dan O'Neill80(full review)

People Involved

  • Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (Gust Avrakotos)
  • Julia Roberts (Joanne Herring)
  • Amy Adams (Bonnie Bach)
  • Om Puri (President Zia)
  • Shiri Appleby (Charlies Engel)
  • John Slattery (Cravely)
  • Rachel Nichols (Charlies Engel)
  • Erick Avari (Avi Perlman)
  • Cyia Batten (Stacey)
  • Mike Nichols (Director)