The War

DVD - 2007
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.


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Jan 30, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is an atrocious, revisionistic piece of claptrap and nonsense. According to a French radio interview in the late 1990s with Zbig Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor, President Carter signed a presidential directive to destabilize the then-secular government of Afghanistan, as they felt it was too friendly with its northern boarder neighbor, the Soviet Union. The Carter administration, together with the Saudis, would relocate Wahabist fundamentalist extremists, from Saudia Arabia and Yemen, to Afghanistan's northern border with the USSR, which then was occupied by the moderate Islamic Sufi practitioners (who made up much of the later Northern Alliance). (This occurred six months prior to the hostages taken in Iran, and the Iranians were well aware of what was transpiring next door to them.) To quell the religious turmoil the Wahabists were raising, and at the behest of the Afghanistani president, the Soviets invaded. First the Carter administration, then the Reagan administration funneled money and arms to what would become the Mujahadeen who, before they ever engaged the Soviet soldiers, first murdered all the remaining secularists (artists, professionals academics, et cetera). This was recounted in a book titled, "Bleeding Afghanistan" by an Afghanistani lady author. Entertainment, by the lamer Hanks, and real history are two entirely different critters! Of course, the Mujahadeen later morphed into the Taliban, and we don't hear too much about this anymore from Zbig!

Jul 18, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

We all know that Hollywood’s interpretations of historic events rarely correspond with reality. Nonetheless, “Charlie Wilson’s War” is still an entertaining and even informative film.

Jun 05, 2013

This is a great book for young adult's and most thrilling!

Dec 17, 2012
  • caffeinehusky2011 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great movie based on a true story of how Afghanistan got their weaponry to use against the Russians and then used it on us later story of the Zen Master...

Dec 03, 2012
  • VRMurphy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Story is interesting, characters a little-far fetched but apparently based on a true story. Worth watching for the Aaron Sorkin dialogue.

Nov 28, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

Jun 30, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Parts of the movie were quite complex and a bit hard to follow. While there is some action (actual war footage, I believe), there is a lot of focus on the congressman's discussions and negotiations. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who has an interest in world affairs or politics.

Jun 23, 2012
  • KCarraway rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I greatly appreciate the inclusion of the story of what happened to the Japanese-Americans on the West Coast during the Second World War.

Jan 23, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

How we built Afghanistan into the nation it is today. Julia Roberts is in this movie just long enough for you to do the dishes and put in a load of laundry.

Sep 18, 2011

WHT?

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Apr 22, 2012
  • raghoud87 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: and nudity

Aug 12, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: Scenes and descriptions of war violence.

Aug 12, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Nudity and sexual language.

Aug 12, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Explicit adult language used liberally throughout.

Jul 23, 2008
  • joseph rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 23, 2008
  • joseph rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Early in the picture, nude women in hot tub.

Jul 23, 2008
  • joseph rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Scenes of people being shot down; children amputees shown in refugee camp (though not violence, disturbing and sad to see).

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Jul 04, 2012
  • brown_falcon_15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 22, 2012
  • raghoud87 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

raghoud87 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Aug 12, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Mar 29, 2009
  • Susann rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 29, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very well done documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Aug 12, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Why is Congress saying one thing and doing nothing?
Well, tradition mostly.

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