• A Private War (2018)

A Private War

Release Date: November 2nd, 2018

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2019

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society's elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci, Jérémie Laheurte, Hilton McRae, Fady Elsayed, Raad Rawi

Director: Matthew Heineman

Genres: Biography , Drama , War

Production Co: Savvy Media Holdings, Denver and Delilah Productions, Thunder Road Pictures, Kamala Films

Distributors: Aviron Pictures

Keywords: Escape, Intense, Gripping, Sacrifice, Brooding, London, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Honoring the journalist's sense of mission but never shying away from the hard living and psychological damage that went with it, A Private War relies on the believability of star Rosamund Pike, who commits to this take on the character even when Heineman risks pushing off-the-battlefield drama too far. show more

  • 70
    Richard LawsonVanity Fair

    Directed by documentarian Matthew Heineman, no stranger to war-torn lands himself, A Private War casts a bracingly intimate gaze, and yet sometimes has the tinny, expositional clank of based-on-a-true-story cinema. show more

  • 70
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    Nimbly edited and directed with brio, this portrait of the legendary Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin represents a sure-footed leap for director Matthew Heineman from documentary to factually-based drama. show more

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