Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey is a brand new war correspondent in this Middle East war dramedy from the directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love. Based on the memoir of Kim Barker, the film follows her first experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Co-stars Margot Robbie (Focus), Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit).

2016Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material112 minsUSA
ComedyWar
Director:
Glenn FicarraJohn Requa ('Focus', 'Crazy, Stupid, Love', 'I Love You Phillip Morris')
Writer:
Robert Carlock
Cast:
Tina FeyMargot RobbieBilly Bob ThorntonMartin FreemanAlfred Molina

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

An unassuming and largely Kabul-set dramedy that never overplays its hand, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot takes place a few years into the war in Afghanistan. Tina Fey stars as journo Kim Baker (this being based on the memoir of Kim Barker), who takes the plunge to become a war correspondent when weighing the offer against her humdrum life Stateside. A slew of fish-out-of-water scenarios follow as Baker collides with Afghans’ cultural norms, joins the ranks of hard-partying journos, experiences life in a conflict zone first-hand and forges a relationship with the US Marines (whose acronym-heavy, expletive-happy lingo informs the title).

3.0

Quite good

I thought this was going be an offensive/funny sort of movie and was surprised how much liked it. I laughed a lot and thought the story line was pretty good.

4.0

Tina Fey does serious

... Well sort of. Wasn't sure what to expect from this movie. It was a serious subject on a war correspondent in Afghanistan, but starring Tina Fey, whom I associate with comedy. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it. She covered the serious and probably all too real aspects of working in a war zone with a bunch of other news correspondents. The...

4.0

Ave

Pretty boring, very team usa is the best. something to watch if nothing else is on

3.0

Interesting movie

Enjoyed this movie, thought that Tina Fey did a great job. It did seem to be missing some sort of ending, it just kind of fizzled out at the end. However did enjoy it. Thanks Flicks for the chance to view this

3.0

Good date movie... probably....

A bit of romance and a bit of girl power, makes for a pretty good date movie (But maybe not first date, as they drop the C bomb a few times). Funny and a little bit touching.

3.0

Worth a watch

Went into this film with no expectations having only seen the trailer and not read much about it. I enjoyed the first 2/3s but found the final third a bit too rom com for my liking. Margot Robbie was the standout for me, Tina Fey a bit eh.

3.0

Well worth a look

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a dramedy set during the war in Afghanistan from circa 2001-2006. It is based on the memoir by Kim Barker called The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our lead character is Kim, who is ably played by Tina Fey. The film shows us from her beginnings as a foreign correspondent until the end when she is a very...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

The movie never quite shakes off a glib, incurious outsider’s perspective that can tilt into outright cluelessness, particularly where some of its more egregious casting choices are concerned.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Robustly entertaining.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film ... rests in a tidiness that's at odds with the messiness of the milieu. And even when we are exposed to glimpses of wartime violence and menace, it's undercut by fuzzy platitudes near the end of the film.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ficara and Requa have an irreverent streak, one that even might strike some as a little flippant against the gravity of the war.

4.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

On many levels, the details of the conflict -- convincingly staged in New Mexico -- make for riveting viewing but there are major flaws in the film.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An appealing mix of charm and chutzpah, [Fey] makes for an appealing and unashamedly flawed guide to the craziness of life in the Kabul "Kabubble".

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As in their previous films (I Love You Phillip Morris; Crazy, Stupid, Love; Focus), directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa enjoy just scattershot success in hitting their seriocomic targets...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Comedy for grown-ups that sometimes struggles with its ambitious brief, but always remembers that the best laughs contain the odd shard of shrapnel.

3.0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

An unassuming and largely Kabul-set dramedy that never overplays its hand, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot takes place a few years into the war in Afghanistan. Tina Fey stars as journo Kim Baker (this being based on the memoir of Kim Barker), who takes the plunge to become a war correspondent when weighing the offer against her humdrum life Stateside. A slew of fish-out-of-water scenarios follow as Baker collides with Afghans’ cultural norms, joins the ranks of hard-partying journos, experiences life in a conflict zone first-hand and forges a relationship with the US Marines (whose acronym-heavy, expletive-happy lingo informs the title).

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

The movie never quite shakes off a glib, incurious outsider’s perspective that can tilt into outright cluelessness, particularly where some of its more egregious casting choices are concerned.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Robustly entertaining.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film ... rests in a tidiness that's at odds with the messiness of the milieu. And even when we are exposed to glimpses of wartime violence and menace, it's undercut by fuzzy platitudes near the end of the film.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ficara and Requa have an irreverent streak, one that even might strike some as a little flippant against the gravity of the war.

4.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

On many levels, the details of the conflict -- convincingly staged in New Mexico -- make for riveting viewing but there are major flaws in the film.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An appealing mix of charm and chutzpah, [Fey] makes for an appealing and unashamedly flawed guide to the craziness of life in the Kabul "Kabubble".

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As in their previous films (I Love You Phillip Morris; Crazy, Stupid, Love; Focus), directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa enjoy just scattershot success in hitting their seriocomic targets...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Comedy for grown-ups that sometimes struggles with its ambitious brief, but always remembers that the best laughs contain the odd shard of shrapnel.

3.0

Quite good

I thought this was going be an offensive/funny sort of movie and was surprised how much liked it. I laughed a lot and thought the story line was pretty good.

4.0

Tina Fey does serious

... Well sort of. Wasn't sure what to expect from this movie. It was a serious subject on a war correspondent in Afghanistan, but starring Tina Fey, whom I associate with comedy. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it. She covered the serious and probably all too real aspects of working in a war zone with a bunch of other news correspondents. The...

4.0

Ave

Pretty boring, very team usa is the best. something to watch if nothing else is on

3.0

Interesting movie

Enjoyed this movie, thought that Tina Fey did a great job. It did seem to be missing some sort of ending, it just kind of fizzled out at the end. However did enjoy it. Thanks Flicks for the chance to view this

3.0

Good date movie... probably....

A bit of romance and a bit of girl power, makes for a pretty good date movie (But maybe not first date, as they drop the C bomb a few times). Funny and a little bit touching.

3.0

Worth a watch

Went into this film with no expectations having only seen the trailer and not read much about it. I enjoyed the first 2/3s but found the final third a bit too rom com for my liking. Margot Robbie was the standout for me, Tina Fey a bit eh.

3.0

Well worth a look

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a dramedy set during the war in Afghanistan from circa 2001-2006. It is based on the memoir by Kim Barker called The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our lead character is Kim, who is ably played by Tina Fey. The film shows us from her beginnings as a foreign correspondent until the end when she is a...

4.0