A Private War (2018) - Biography, Drama, War

Hohum Score

59

Bearable

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Matthew Heineman
Stars: Rosamund Pike, Greg Wise
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 14 out of 93 found boring (15.05%)

One-line Reviews (46)

Don't waste your time.

This film choses to highlight only western propaganda talking points.

The film in general is a tedious drama movie.

Good acting and a lot of potential but too much one-sided propaganda many villains (leaders) in other countries not mentioned.

That said, the war scenes were riveting and the strength of the picture, going away.

A handful of gripping scenes do spring up, including when she meets with Muammar Gaddafi shortly before his regime is overthrown.

Rosamund Pike did give a great performance and Marie Colvin's story is worth watching.

A Private Propaganda or a Private Pike.

Pike is riveting and you'll be drawn in.

The film gets damp and dense only when it is switching locations, as soon as you're in, the compelling nail-biting sequences conjures you with harrowing inedible images that may not be everyone's cup of tea.

I can't believe Hollywood wasn't its usual misandrist (man hating), extremist propaganda.

Her insistence on going to the most dangerous places on Earth is depicted as a kind of vicious circle, with her inability to cope with the horrors she witnesses compelling her to seek out ever more harrowing subject matter.

After 25 yrs war ended lies and propaganda is still strong.

Western propaganda .

Yet another piece of expensive western propaganda.

Summary: Worth watching this one.

Entertaining, gritty, raw emotion .

compelling life .

Dont waste your time.

For, if she leaves the screen even for a frame, you can feel that empty void inside you and in the film.

If you decide to watch for yourself, when you get bored and annoyed with the chain-smoking drunken old woman running around without a care for her own life or her own team's lives, just skip to the last five minutes.

The film expertly exploits human emotion to sell its propaganda.

Director Matthew Heineman's background as a Documentarian (the gripping Mexican drug expose CARTEL LAND among them), serves him well in giving the viewer a you are there feel.

The devastation faced by the civilians is just as compelling.

as a movie it was boring it's not something massive as the name of the movie.

Well worth watching and Rosalund Pike was excellant.

Colvin, played by Rosamund Pike, was an intense journalist who went to Iraq, Sri Lanka, Syria and was driven to bring the story of real people home to her readers.

Biopic "A private war" accomplishes both, with a compelling performance from Rosamund Pike that is Oscar-worthy.

A Private Bore .

I quite enjoyed it (insofar one can really "enjoy" heavy dramas like this).

Erstwhile but boring.

Despite her honourable intentions, however, the film does suggest that Colvin was simply addicted to the adrenaline, doing what she did as much for her own personal needs as her commitment to a greater truth.

Well worth watching.

A boring, journalist based movie.

There is no build up to any sequence, it just flows smoothly and consistently giving an absorbing tale with enough reasons to dive deep into this politics.

One sided propaganda .

A riveting take of his on the infamous journalist whose social service echos in our generation is for every woman herself.

The final sequence in 2012 Homs Syria is stunning, as is her final interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN.

What a disgusting western propaganda andmarie convoy was part of it and with ger the journalists who wirked with her!

The movie is engrossing right from its first act and the director tells the story of every war in our recent times by showing the most heinous war crimes committed by government forces and rebels.

The direction was boring for the most part.

This film is a very important must watch and I highly recommend it.

The dangers facing war correspondents is an important topic and you would think would make for a compelling story, especially a real life story.

" The film begins with a stunning overhead view of 2012 war-ravaged Homs Syria (destruction courtesy of Assad's soldiers) - a place that starts the film and later ends the story.

Tipicna zapadna propaganda...

The worst movie i've seen in last year .