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Directed by Mike Nichols and written by Aaron Sorkin, Charlie Wilson's War would be farcical if it weren't close to the truth.
Shepherd Express  |  David Luhrssen  |  01-04-2008  |  Reviews

'Charlie Wilson's War': Mr. Wilson's World Ordernew

Well, finally the American film industry has done it. At last, there's a movie about American foreign policies and programs in the Middle East and West Asia, in Iraq and Afghanistan, that Americans can feel good about.
Artvoice  |  George Sax  |  12-28-2007  |  Reviews

'Charlie Wilson's War': Power Chicnew

Mike Nichols and Aaron Sorkin replace the solemnity of war with irreverent shtick.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  12-27-2007  |  Reviews

'Charlie Wilson's War': The Funding Factorynew

Mike Nichols and Aaron Sorkin grapple with pragmatism and idealism.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  12-20-2007  |  Reviews

Going to War with Charlie Wilsonnew

Hollywood loves nothing more than a "____ with a heart of gold" story, and the phrase "corrupt congressman" fits that empty spot pretty well.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  12-20-2007  |  Reviews

'Charlie Wilson's War': The Great Gamenew

Making a hero out of Charlie Wilson is like making a hero out of Oliver North. Scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin's West Wing-bred populism is too slick for its own good; the film insists that our leaders only lie to us for the best reasons.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Richard von Busack  |  12-20-2007  |  Reviews

Naughty by Naturenew

Aristocrats director Paul Provenza explains how and why he unleashed the world's dirtiest joke.
Columbus Alive  |  Melissa Starker  |  08-18-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Painful Entanglementsnew

Closer alarmingly shows how relationships can turn into disasters.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  12-10-2004  |  Reviews

Closer to Finenew

Mike Nichols' new film might be taken for outright soap opera -- or soft-core porn -- were it not for the sophisticated gleam of its well-heeled London desperadoes and its viciously dazzling dialogue.
Cleveland Scene  |  Bill Gallo  |  12-06-2004  |  Reviews

Everyone's a Player in the Game of Lovenew

Love’s fractured fairy tale, writ small and petty and almost too real to bear without flinching.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  12-03-2004  |  Reviews

Closer Offers a Stylish, Superficial Take on Modern Relationshipsnew

Closer is all very saucy and sharp-witted, but it isn't exactly a startling, incisive read on modern relationships. An NPR-styled date film, it's meant to provoke moderate uneasiness and enough heated conversation to last through a drink and an appetizer.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  12-02-2004  |  Reviews

Four to Tangonew

Two couples, multiple infidelities, and countless lies: The math doesn't add up in Mike Nichols' latest male-female equation.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian Miller  |  11-30-2004  |  Reviews

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