A Private War Reviews

November 16, 2018
It's a powerful but clear-eyed acknowledgment of the importance of journalism.
November 16, 2018
While it occasionally pulls away from Colvin to let the nightmarish inhumanity of war provide power and feeling, it all too often relies on juiced-up expressions of humanist heroism.
November 16, 2018
"A Private War" doesn't ask you to understand the politics of war, only the human side. And it shows the toll war takes on people's souls, most of which it never gives back.
November 14, 2018
An intelligent and sophisticated biopic with a tour-de-force performance from Pike.
November 12, 2018
Despite the undeniably extraordinary feats that Colvin achieved in life and on the edge of death, A Private War is a hagiography that reduces a complicated woman down to trauma, booze, and typing.
November 9, 2018
The most surprising - positively surprising - performance in the film comes from Jamie Dornan.
November 8, 2018
A reporter is never the story - the story is the story. But if looking at the reporter helps you see the story, and the human beings the story is about, then the effort may be worth it. "A Private War" is worth it.
November 8, 2018
Heineman and screenwriter Arash Amel remind the audience not just of the humanism that drives so many reporters, but also the extreme danger they put themselves in to bring us the truth.
November 8, 2018
A fact-based feature film both celebrating and illuminating the disappearing, dangerous art of the war correspondent.
November 7, 2018
Pike triumphs in this emotionally and physically taxing role.