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War Stories Reviews

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February 20, 2010
WAR STORIES

WOW. Intriguing, fast-paced drama about a lively crew of war correspondents assigned to Uzbekistan following the outbreak of civil war there. Produced as a pilot project for a new network series which ended up being canceled. Too bad because this one had all the makings of a winner. Jeff Goldblum seemed credible in the role of an American newspaper reporter trying to stay objective about his work. However, I was not so sure about the ethics behind any decision to send overseas a photographer (played by Lake Bell) who had such blatantly strong personal feelings and seemed so immature--that was highly suspicious to me because it clearly endangered the very lives of everyone around her. Otherwise, a host of interesting characters. Includes some disturbing scenes of combat. Raises a lot of good questions regarding the difficulties and dangers of this type of journalism.
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