War Stories: A review of Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot

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Set in 2003, Tina Fey plays real life war journalist Kim Baker who spends a number of years in Afganistan covering various stories in and around the war.

Despite a great cast including Fey, Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie and Alfred Molina, Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot left me a little bored. Though it picked up in the second half, for most of its running time I felt like I wasn’t particularly engaged by anything on the screen.

The humour felt like subpar SNL humour with little in the way of actual jokes and a story that was perhaps realistically a series of single stories rather than an overarching plot. That said, the relationships in the Film were nicely developed, in particular between Fey and an excellent Scottish Freeman whose grizzled but charming Iain develops a nice relationship with Kim.

Other than some nice moments here and there, the Film isn’t as hard hitting as you’d expect and not funny enough to be as satirical as you want it to be. If it weren’t for the cast who are at their best then the Film would lack any certain joys. Unfortunately slight.

Rating: C+

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3 thoughts on “War Stories: A review of Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot

  1. Awww! I was hoping this one would be a lot better. I love me some Tina Fey. I might still watch it though, keeping in mind that it won’t be fantastic. Great review, are you currently sharing your work on any other movie/tv platforms?

  2. My pleasure! That’s awesome. Well, if you’re ever looking for an additional platform to share your thoughts and opinions about film and television on, be sure to check out Moviepilot and Creators. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions regarding both platforms so feel free to drop me a line (contact details on my About page).

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