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

Hohum Score

41

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: 17 out of 107 found boring (15.88%)

One-line Reviews (49)

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

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.

A Private Bore .

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 worst movie i've seen in last year .

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

Tipicna zapadna propaganda...

The devastation faced by the civilians is just as compelling.

Well worth watching and Rosalund Pike was excellant.

A Private Propaganda or a Private Pike.

The film in general is a tedious drama movie.

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.

She's tackling more intense indie roles like Hostiles (2017), Beirut (2018), and this film.

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

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

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

Entertaining, gritty, raw emotion .

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

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

This was mostly rather dull, and Pike's affected throaty delivery didn't work for me.

Dont waste your time.

Summary: Worth watching this one.

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.

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.

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

Constantly -- and relentlessly -- we are dragged back into things that we would rather not see.

The direction was boring for the most part.

Yet another piece of expensive western propaganda.

There are time jumps back and forth that can feel rather jumpy and rushed, so it's a little disjointed at times.

This film choses to highlight only western propaganda talking points.

A boring, journalist based movie.

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

Good acting/production, terrible propaganda .

The film expertly exploits human emotion to sell its propaganda.

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

Don't waste your time.

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.

" 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.

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.

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

compelling life .

Pike is riveting and you'll be drawn in.

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.

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

Well worth watching.

Erstwhile but boring.

One sided propaganda .

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

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.