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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 5036300
  • Release Date: 06/28/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (269 out of 304)

    Special Features


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    Synopsis


    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    Eager for a new professional challenge, TV reporter Kim Baker (Tina Fey) decides to serve as a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, where she is embedded with a Marine unit. During her time abroad, she is forced to contend with a fiery U.S. general (Billy Bob Thornton), and befriends a fellow reporter (Margot Robbie) and a British photographer (Martin Freeman). Alfred Molina, Josh Charles, and Christopher Abbott co-star. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was adapted from journalist Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tina Fey
      Tina Fey - Kim Barker
    • Margot Robbie
      Margot Robbie - Tanya
    • Martin Freeman
      Martin Freeman - Iain MacKelpie
    • Christopher Abbott
      Christopher Abbott - Fahim Ahmadzai
    • Billy Bob Thornton
      Billy Bob Thornton - Hollanek



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 304 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Tina Fey Shines in this Oddly Paced Dramedy

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      VandyPrice
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      Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have carved out something of a niche for themselves by making high-brow, star-centric, concept dramedies that one can't help but to be interested in if over a certain age. With Crazy Stupid Love being something of a breakout after their underrated 2009 debut in I Love You Phillip Morris the co-directors collaborated on writing and directing the stylish if not overly convoluted Will Smith caper last winter in Focus and have now moved on to collaborate with Tina Fey and long time writing partner Robert Carlock for this adaptation of newspaper reporter Kim Barker's memoir, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan". While I haven't read Barker's book this is one of the few stories I almost feel compelled to go back and read after having seen the movie version. Typically, I like to read any type of source material prior to seeing a film adaptation due simply to knowing where the idea for the film came from and what/why certain changes might have been made to better adapt the material to a different art form, but Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (why they didn't keep the more engaging title of the book for the movie is something of a mystery, especially given I don't recall there being a title card in the film) is something of an aberration in the sense that the film itself is not necessarily what we might expect from a seeming comedy, that somehow was able to get away with an R-rating, and stars one of the more agreeable celebrities of our time. Fey is someone even the most cynical among us can't seem to dislike and so to pair her with directors who have somehow managed to secure solid budgets on thoughtful, adult fare such as this is inspiring and thankfully, worth the endeavor as the resulting product is a well-constructed, nicely measured bit of insight into a set of circumstances not many can identify with making this inside look and the general proceedings all the more engaging and interesting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      real humor in an unlikely setting

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      Rebecca
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      It's nice to see a movie about something 'real'. You are the voyeur in a setting foreign to most and the social fabric that is developed because of their surroundings. Events, experiences can certainly change a person. This was a crafted look into people in impossible situations, doing a job few really understand in full or appreciate. They did it with humor, grit and came out on the other side with all the scars to prove it with varying degrees of grace. Very good addition to my collection

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good mix of a serious subject & appropriate humor

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      Pruomia
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      I don't often watch the extra features, but for this movie, it proved to be worth my time. The movie has entertainment value on its own, and with the added features that show how it is based on true experiences, it proves to be a winner. By way of example, shortly after watching this movie & features I saw a news story from a current conflict area. It was interesting to see the added insight I had into that news report.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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      paul956
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      I never heard about or saw a trailer for this film. I like Tina Fey and her work in other films. When I read the cover while shopping at Best Buy, I read that this was a comedy "Tina Fey will make you laugh until it hurts". I didn't laugh very much. This seemed more of a serious movie with a few light hearted funny moments. Overall, this is a great film and I'm happy I bought it. Date Night was funnier

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Disillusioned

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      Believe172
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      I was under the impression this movie was a comedy (3 comedy lines in the whole movie) due to all of the pilots shown on TV and on the box the disk came in. This is more of a drama and a form of documentary about a news reporter. Wish I had not spent the money in purchasing this movie. The film critics really missed this movie. They must not have seen the movie. They just made up their opinion.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good, but not great

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      H2Oh
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      There is no this movie is worth a watch, but I cannot recommend whether you should buy it or rent it from Redbox. I do not have buyer's remorse, but in talking with others, it is about 50/50 the people who do and do not. I would wait until it goes on sale, $12-14 range before buying to be safe. It has it moments where it is funny and great, but there were also many times when it was not.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      mediocre, no idea why they say this is a comedy

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      MotsLots
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      Mediocre movie with decent plot, but nothing special. The artwork jacket says you will laugh out loud - and my family ended up baffled how they can claim that. This is not a comedy. It is mostly a movie about a woman trying to figure who she is and what she wants out of life/career - by stepping outside her comfort zone and taking an assignment that stretches herself.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tense-funny-and true

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      Sabine
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      I waited to see this film on DVD because of my own experience in Afghanistan, I was glad I did. I was amazed that is was so true to my own experience there in many ways. The acting was impressive and showcased Tina Fey's range very well.the cameo appearances by Alfred Molina were delightful. To anyone having been it will awaken intense feelings

      I would recommend this to a friend



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