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2.6
160 Ratings

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
United States, 2016
Comedy, War

Synopsis

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
While much of what goes on in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot seems like pandering oversimplification (Molina’s character, for example) or is outright insensitive, it’s important to bear in mind that this is the level of commentary that seemingly respectable news organisations trade in – the New York Times was still running ‘my first burqa’ stories more than ten years into the war – if they ever bother to cover Afghanistan at all. This film is a symptom of a larger problem, and not the disease.
April 01, 2016
WTF moves with fleet, mostly smart precision, and when it’s repetitive, as in the successive similar scenes of shot-doing, strange-fucking “good” times, it’s meant to emphasize the out-of-body “Kabubble” isolation of Kim’s Afghanistan years.
March 04, 2016
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On one level, it’s kind of like “Hurt Locker” meets “Broadcast News,” and unquestionably one of the more tonally intriguing looks at modern warfare produced on this scale. But it constantly suffers from erratic shifts — jokes that fall flat and racial stereotypes that fall even flatter.
March 04, 2016
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