Tina Fey’s latest is an adaptation of US journalist Kim Barker’s memoir about her time as a correspondent in Afghanistan. Coming from the directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love and I Love You Phillip Morris this is played for laughs more than anything else, and on that front it succeeds. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is funny and easy-going throughout. Fey is worthwhile watching in literally anything, while her supporting cast are all great, particularly Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman. It’s in the latter stages that the movie struggles – there’s a casualness to the directing that doesn’t seem to match the material, making for an entertaining yet strangely flat film.

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3 Stars

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