“… probably the most neutral film that I have ever seen.”
So I watched Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and have been dreading having to write this review ever since. I’ll get to the specifics in a minute, but first let’s talk about the plot. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot follows Kim Barker, a small time journalist who decides to answer her channel’s call for help with reporting on the war in Afghanistan. The film is based on a true story and essentially follows Kim Barker’s wacky (and sometimes not-so-wacky) adventures in Kabul.
So I have been dreading writing this review because I know that it will be hard to get more than 50 words about it on the page. This is because of one simple problem: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a very inconsequential movie. Was it funny? Ya sure, sometimes. Was it dramatic? Ya, surprisingly so. But the problem is that as soon as the credits started to roll I realized that the film had absolutely no impact on me.
I’m not sure what it is that made the movie so ‘flat’. Maybe it was the fact that it was based on a true story, and sometimes (most times) life is just a regular occurrence with no amazing feats happening every three seconds. Maybe it was do to the fact that the story introduced so many characters, but none of them changed throughout the film. Maybe it was the fact that Whiskey Tango Foxtrot focused more on the ‘wacky misadventures’ in its first half, leaving the second half to feel out of place. I honestly don’t know what it was, but Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is probably the most neutral film that I have ever seen.
I know that this is a short review but honestly my hands are tied. I don’t know what to say about this film because it meant so little to me.
I guess I give Whiskey Tango Foxtrot a C