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  • Director: Angelina Jolie
  • Genre(s): Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 137 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Dec 17, 2014
    Put this one at the top of your must-see list. Angelina Jolie might not, in my opinion, have yet reached the heights of the acting profession, but with this passionate, inspired, technically awesome and profoundly exciting chronicle of the life of Louie Zamperini, she rises to the top rank of first-class film directors in a male-dominated field overcrowded with hacks.
  2. Reviewed by: Alonso Duralde
    Dec 1, 2014
    Ultimately, the strengths of Unbroken far outweigh its flaws.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Dec 1, 2014
    A great true story is telescoped down to a merely good one in Unbroken. After a dynamite first half-hour, Angelina Jolie's accomplished second outing as a director slowly looses steam.
  4. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Dec 16, 2014
    The film's chief misstep is taking its title too literally, and ultimately depicting Louie as an indestructible, and thus largely inhuman, superhero.
  5. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Dec 1, 2014
    Jolie has assembled an A-list team – Roger Deakins behind the camera, the Coen brothers in charge of the script - but while her film is perfectly competent, it hardly dazzles.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrew Pulver
    Dec 1, 2014
    Though high-minded and well-intentioned – as well as being conceived on an epic scale – there’s something faintly stodgy and safety-first about the endeavour.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Dec 1, 2014
    The film settles into a Forrest Gumpian groove that doesn’t glorify the human spirit so much as sap it.

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