• 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 , War , Drama

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

Distributors: Aviron Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The most compelling reason to see A Private War is Rosamund Pike’s stunning performance as Marie Colvin, the American war correspondent who died in a bombardment while covering the Syrian government’s 2012 siege of Homs. 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

  • 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

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture