Imagine a less ambitious Liz Lemon and you get Tina Fey's character in the new war-reporting comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Fey stars as a cable news producer-turned-war correspondent in Kabul in this film inspired by real-life journalist Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Film Review Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey portrays a news producer-turned-war reporter in the new comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures and Broadway Video/Little Stranger Productions/Associated Press)

Yes, the movie plays fast and loose with the facts of Barker's book and, like many films about Afghanistan, actual Afghans are more of an afterthought than part of the main story.

But as a Fey film, it's one of her best yet, says CBC film critic Eli Glasner. 

Though initially sold as The Hangover set in Afghanistan, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is not an outright wacky comedy, but instead tells a much more subtle, dramatic story.

Watch the video above for Glasner's complete review.

RATING: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Though initially sold as The Hangover set in Afghanistan, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is not an outright wacky comedy, but instead tells a much more subtle, dramatic story, says CBC's Eli Glasner (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures and Broadway Video/Little Stranger Productions/Associated Press)