• Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Release Date: March 4th, 2016

DVD Release Date: June 28th, 2016

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who takes the shellshocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Cast: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Nicholas Braun, Stephen Peacocke

Director: Glenn Ficarra , John Requa

Genres: War , Biography , Comedy drama

Production Co: Broadway Video Entertainment, Little Stranger Inc.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: House, Charming, Quest, Creative, 2010s, Soldier, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    ScreenCrush

    For all its failings (of which there are many), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is still a rather enjoyable and mostly pleasant viewing experience, the kind of movie that’s easy to watch and digest when taken at its glossy face value. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    It’s to Ficarra and Requa’s credit that they try to juggle romance and political commentary, daring to make a studio movie that doesn’t fall into cookie-cutter genre rules. But the overriding problem is that Whiskey doesn’t go far enough in its risk-taking, settling for a story that gets more predictable as it rolls along. show more

  • 40
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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, scoring from time to time with their more coarse and outlandish gambits but rarely inducing one to take what they're watching very seriously. show more

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