Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

 (7,032)6.61 h 51 min2016X-RayR
Stuck in a rut, reporter Kim Baker (Tina Fey) decides to shake things up by taking dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. Far from home and completely out of her comfort zone, Kim discovers her true strength as she risks it all to find the next big story.
Glenn FicarraJohn Requa
Tina FeyMargot RobbieMartin Freeman
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Alfred MolinaBilly Bob Thornton
Lorne MichaelsTina FeyIan BryceCharlie GogolakEric GurianSam Grey
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3.9 out of 5 stars

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R. KellyReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly good movie.
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This was not at all the movie I expected it to be. Tina Fey tells a story based on the real experiences of a war correspondent who spent a similar tour in Afghanistan. I was expecting a comedy and, although there were certainly comedic elements, the movie turned out to be a hybrid romance/action film, well-produced, well-written and well-played. Glad I had the chance to watch it on Prime Video. I might not have ever seen it otherwise.
149 people found this helpful
CM GarzaReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not FUNny, FUNtastic
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I hardly write reviews for a movie. I had to this time. I was expecting to laugh; you know, a comedy. I mean, it's Tina Fey. WTF right? (WTF: Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot). Though there was some comedy, it wasn't the whole movie. I truly enjoyed the movie, but I won't give away the movie. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I'll say this, I tend to hate the endings of many movies or books. This was good.
14 people found this helpful
ShannaReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Damn good movie
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This is not the movie I thought that it'd be. I usually steer clear of any OIF OEF movies due to personal issues. But I chose to watch this because Tina Fey was in it and I thought it would be more comedic. It does have some funny parts but there some surprisingly deep thoughts running throughout the film. The issues that the military goes through and what some of the local nationals do to make do or make their situation better, for better or worse. It's very though provoking and damn if the end didn't get me. No matter what issues someone has had, you have to embrace the suck and drive on. Damn good movie. I'm glad I watched it.
5 people found this helpful
C. DavisReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Epic movie
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Epic movie! Veteran here, and currently a journalism student, and this film captures exactly what life is like as a female western journalist in a war zone. Granted that the situation has changed drastically since this storyline is taking place and there were some cultural snafus (if you know your Islamic holy days, you'll notice, if you don't, it doesn't really effect the overall storyline), but overall, stellar movie. Billy Bob Thorton's portrayal is dead on and was actually my favorite character. Tina Fey was her awesome self, and the other cast members did well in their respective roles. If you really want to try and grasp what life is like out there, this movie a good place to start.
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PeachyPatReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Making the most of war?
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I am not a comedy movie fan, so I wasn't going to watch this movie. After I read some of the reviews and did a little research, I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I've often wondered how reporters and photographers have the guts to go into combat to get a story. I have a much better understanding now about how these people think and react. Given that not all news people react the same way to everything, there has to be an underlying need that cancels out the danger they put themselves into. I'm not expert on the Afghan war but the military and action scenes seemed realistic enough. I also appreciated that the non-Afghan actors brought such realism to their roles. I liked the ending as well. Sometimes we all have to sit back and take a look at what we are doing and why we are doing. There are tough decisions to be made sometimes. Tina's character made one and was the better for it.
5 people found this helpful
Spartans48823Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tina Fey was terrifically nuanced with her performance, never blatantly wagging emotion in your face, or blowing a scene up with
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This was an interesting take on a "war story", a unique point of view. This film was very well acted - I thought Tina Fey was terrifically nuanced with her performance, never blatantly wagging emotion in your face, or blowing a scene up with slapstick - totally believable and very interesting.

It is frustrating to read the few low reviews this film received. The people writing them were clearly for a screwball comedy - that's great, Fey is a great comedian. This film deserves all of its 4 & 5 stars, its a quality picture with strong actors (all of them) from start to finish. Very satisfying war film.
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DannyReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pleasantly surprising.
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Initially going into this movie my expectations were a little low, with a title like WTF I was half expecting a lot of lame cheesy jokes. I couldn't have been more wrong. Generally I don't think this way going into movies, preferring to keep an open mind, but the cynicism got the best of me. Tina Fey has always been pretty awesome to me and she was the primary reason I gave this film a shot. She is phenomenal here, she really conveys this character's journey perfectly and you can really be absorbed by her portrayal. There is comedy sprinkled in here and there but honestly it only serves the story of the main character and those around her, it never detracts to the point where you'd be rolling your eyes. Sure there are still "Hollywood" moments taking liberties where they can but all in all this was a finely crafted story with a fantastic job done with all involved. I'd definitely recommend this film.
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Lanna E.Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
W.T.F.: A Movie Based on the Real Life Journalist Kim Barker
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Warning there may be spoilers in this review, proceed with caution while reading.

Like many have said before me, this movie is not a comedy. Yes, there are some comedic moments, but the majority of it is a drama. It follows Kim Baker (played by Tina Fey and is also based upon a real journalist Kim Barker) and her journey as a war journalist in Afghanistan. Kim Baker goes from a journalist sitting at a desk to going over seas to report the war in Afghanistan. Of course at this time, it is essentially a forgotten war due to the fact Iraq has now taken centerfold. Kim Baker gets a crash lesson on reporting on a war, she is inexperienced, but through trial and error she learns how to report. She makes friends with other war journalists (Iain MacKelpie, who Kim Baker and Iain have an intimate relationship, [played by Martin Freeman] and Tanya Vanderpoel [played by Margot Robbie]). Yet even though she befriends them, there is still competition between them to get the story. Once Kim Baker gets her footing, she soon gets addicted to the adrenaline rush in trying to produce a story. This causes her and Fahim (a man who is assigned to her to guide her in the press reporting, but they develop a friendship while she is there) to come at odds and he quits. Fahim quitting is the catalyst to her not to go thrill seeking on reporting. Billy Bob Thornton does an impressive job in this movie and so does Alfred Molina. I enjoyed watching this and it gave me a new perspective to those who go out and report stories during war zone areas.
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