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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    46

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    Village Voice Melissa Anderson

    The mild Islamophobia and highly questionable casting choices in the film call to mind other texting abbreviations, namely AYFKMWTS and GTFOOH. In the end, though, it's an armed-forces acronym dating back to World War II that best describes this dismal project: FUBAR.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Variety Justin Chang

    Despite the script’s direct acknowledgment that it’s telling a “white-American-lady story,” the movie never quite shakes off a glib, incurious outsider’s perspective that can tilt into outright cluelessness, particularly where some of its more egregious casting choices are concerned.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    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.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    As for Ms. Fey, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot doesn’t serve her fully, but this is her best work yet on the feature screen.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The New Yorker Richard Brody

    The filmmakers keep to the surface of the bluntly rowdy story while conveying apolitical layers of regret and exasperation, in wanly comic and affectingly melodramatic action alike.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Leah Greenblatt

    What work better in the movie are mostly smaller moments: the jokes that land, the rapport between the reporters, and all the weirdly ordinary ways people manage to find a new normal, even in the most WTF circumstances.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Brian Truitt

    Even with the occasional misfire in the plot, Fey’s strong performance throughout the film lets Whiskey go down in smooth and satisfying fashion.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    Fey is such a likable and funny screen presence, but she’s no lightweight when it comes to playing subtle, honest drama.

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