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A Private War (2018)

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In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London's elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she's witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

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Rosamund Pike
as Marie Colvin
Jamie Dornan
as Paul Conroy
Stanley Tucci
as Tony Shaw
Tom Hollander
as Sean Ryan
Faye Marsay
as Kate Richardson

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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Pike's fierce performance invigorates a mixed-bag film.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

An intense, harrowing drama betrayed by a campy Rosamund Pike performance.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

There are a few clumsy moments, but for the most part, this is a serious-minded and unsensational study of an extraordinary journalist who sacrificed everything in the line of duty.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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