Based on 530 votes and 32 reviews
Philip Seymour Hoffman is just awesome in this movie. The movie was a little too short though.
5/5; the best movie of its kind since HOWARD THE DUCK.
good entertainment, but please don't make history notes, not exactly factual in any sense of the word, but entertaining none the less
Who wrote this review? "Brutal Russians" ? I guess it goes well with the usual package - "Evil Terrorists", "Brutal/Crazy Russians" & " Freedom Fighting Americans"
My wife and I enjoyed the movie, nice re-hash of an old story. By far the best part of the movie is the character played by Hoffman. More Hoffman and Hanks banter would have moved the movie up the pecking order.
Quite amusing. I found myself repeatedly laughing out loud.
One of the best movies I've seen in the last 12 months, a great story (though it's a moral maze), great character development, and some mighty fine acting. PSH was just superb, he deserves an Oscar either for this or Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Great acting. A must see.
awesome movie, go watch!:)
Loved it. A history lesson told in a very entertaining way with a powerful message subtlely delivered at the end. Solid performances by all. Entertaining.
Amazing film . . . worth every penny
Enjoyable and worth the price for admission
are you kidding Tom Hanks next Julia Roberts....did not like any of it and to tell you the truth lost all concentration because the idea of Tom Hanks being a ladies man...never ....poor movie worse casting...skip it and rent it if you must
I saw this movie 2x because I wanted to hear the script again. The acting, the story line and the script were fantastic, this is a very entertaining and informative movie and I will see it again.
two of my favorite actors
great acting/directing/ cast/producers/ please do more ans lets see Tom and Julia more
another love story / comedy/ enchanting movie
what one man can do.......love them together
Both Actors deserve awards for this movie, it's great to see them acting together, and wonderful to have Julia back..#10 on 10
Great flic. Super interaction between Hanks and Hoffman...lots of laughs. If you are going to see Julia Roberts you might be disappointed as she has a small role. Very good script and of course well acted.
A smart movie for thinking people with a few really great lines, mostly delivered by Roberts.
exactly ... "brutally invaded by russians" ... when even the blurb to promote is unabashed propaganda, tells you a lot about the movie. more of the same ... wish they'd just come out and call it fiction, because it ends up just one person's (or group of people's) effort to take credit for something that they probably didn't have anything to do with at all.
Even though the movie has the traditional American (we are the good guys)spin, it does provide some good entertainment. I can only wonder how the so-called based on true events story would have been presented from the Russian perspective.
Very informative, somewhat factual, and very good acting. This is a who did what, where, when, and why. The "how " is the interesting part. The is some humour, but you really have to listen. Good movie!
The interplay between Phlip Seymour Hoffman and Tom Hanks was comedy at its best!It made for a very enjoyable cinematic treat....Considering things the way they are now in Afghanistan...too bad the US Gov't didn't think schools were important enough...If they had continued that aid what a difference it would have made.
This was a an exceptional movie. My wife and I both enjoyed it. Gave us something to thing about.
I must say that it was a brilliant movie. It has shown how the US gets its fingers in the pie and then leaves, leaving everything in a mess with no regard to anything.
"brutally invaded by Russians"!!! Let me ask you then: what are YOU, Americans, doing in Afghanistan RIGHT NOW???? What a BS.
Great movie, plenty of action, American politics like you always suspected, with sleaseballs somehow doing good, machinations behind the scenes, and people who tell it like it is.
I don't know why this movie is being rated so low.. sure it's not a huge budget action blockbuster, but it was a damn good story.