A Private War

Genre:  Drama, War
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date:
November 16, 2018 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal
November 23, 2018 - Expands
DVD: February 5, 2019
Blu-ray: February 5, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.29
based on 16 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander


Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, 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 personal relationships, instead focusing on her work, which takes a toll on her. 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.

Director: Matthew Heineman
Studio: D Films
Producer(s): Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Charlize Theron, Matthew Heineman, Matthew George
Screenplay: Arash Amel
Official Site: APrivateWarFilm.com

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  • 5 stars "What the heck happened to this movie? It was advertised for one day only where I live... and it was gone the next day. I was looking forward to seeing it. Was it pulled because of being politically incorrect? Rosamund is my favorite actress."
  • 5 stars "An academy award performance"
  • 4 stars "An excellent movie depicting the heroism of the brave war correspondents who put themselves in harm's way so that the world might know what is really happening in war zones. It takes a very special kind of person to do this, and we should be extremely grateful to them."