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      Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

      2016, Comedy/Drama, 1h 51m

      212 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      While WTF is far from FUBAR, Tina Fey and Martin Freeman are just barely enough to overcome the picture's glib predictability and limited worldview. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who takes the shellshocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

      • Rating: R (Pervasive Language|Drug Use|Some Sexual Content|Violent War Images)

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Biography, War

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

      • Producer: Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey, Ian Bryce

      • Writer: Robert Carlock

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $23.0M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Broadway Video Entertainment, Little Stranger Inc.

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Tina Fey
      Margot Robbie
      Martin Freeman
      Alfred Molina
      Christopher Abbott
      Billy Bob Thornton
      Sheila Vand
      Evan Jonigkeit
      Robert Carlock
      Tina Fey
      Ian Bryce
      Charlie Gogolak
      Sam Grey
      Eric Gurian
      Xavier Grobet
      Jan Kovac
      Nick Urata
      Beth Mickle
      Lisa K. Sessions
      Lisa Lovaas

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      • Oct 20, 2017

        Even with Tiny Fey as the protagonist, you shouldn't expect a waterfall of gags. The humor is much more subtle than we're used from her, but it's still typical Fey. The movie takes its setting very seriously, though. The story is based on real events and does not shy away from showing the ugly sides of a war. But, very much like life itself, tragedy and comedy are sometimes closer than you'd expect. The cast has a few really big names to offer and the ending is just perfect. Overall a very satisfying experience.

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      • Aug 01, 2017

        I watched this because of Tina Fey - after all, who doesn't love Tina Fey? - and really she's pretty much the only reason you'd need to see this true story adaptation. Frankly, the woman she portrays has numerous unenviable characteristics, like insensitivity towards the well-being of others, and a pursuit of career while ignoring the world around her. I'm sure this American journalist who spent four years in Iraq had many memorable experiences, but not every biography Is worth cinematic treatment.

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      • Mar 02, 2017

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      • Dec 29, 2016

        I always enjoy a Tina Fey movie when the chance presents itself. Her writing and producing is usually above average and she was always one of my favorites on network TV. The problem with Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, aside from the name being completely lost on me outside of the WTF acronym, is I couldn't tell if I was watching a drama infused with some comedy or a comedy infused with some drama. There's nothing worse than watching a movie for two hours and not knowing whether it's appropriate to laugh or not. I enjoy watching movies about informative periods in my time I'm not always the most up-to-date on, like the war in Afghanistan. It truly was overshadowed by Iraq during the mid 2000's, and while most people understand it as the hotbed for the Taliban and Osama, it appeared there was more to it behind the scenes of the media. Insert Kim Barker (Tina Fey) and her small band of press colleagues. We are rushed through much of their character background, so there's never really a true moment to feel for or bond with any character over the two hours. The events that play out (even without having prior knowledge) are predictable and sort of uninspiring. Fey and her co-stars do just enough on their unfocused script to keep you slightly entertained off their charisma, but despite being a fan of all the players involved (Freeman & Robbie to boot), there's just not enough focus here to give WTF more than a glance.

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