Film review: Charlie Wilson’s War **

2008-03-10 00:00

HOLLYWOOD likes its wars bloody and uncomplicated. Charlie Wilson’s War is an ideological jumble that tries to wisecrack its way through a moral minefield.

Julia Roberts is Joanne Herring, a right-wing, red-baiting, Bible-punching Cruella of the cocktail circuit who styles herself as fund-raiser-in-chief for Charlie against the Communist menace. To further her cause she panders to military dictators like Pakistan’s murderous President Zia ul-Haq. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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