Wahlberg, with shaggy hair and a pumped bod he wears more convincingly than any actor, plays Vince as a guy who truly doesn't expect to win. That makes his rib-bruising triumph all the more believable and touching.
Great feel good sports feel, it has it's usual cliche's but Wahlberg is fantastic in this with an extremely likable lead performance along with Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks and a great cast that does a great job of capturing the essence of Philly
"Invincible" may feel about as familiar as sports films can feel, but thanks to Ericson Core's keen eye as both director and cinematographer, Mark Wahlberg's impossibly likeable central performance, and Mark Isham's inspiring score, the film manages to sneak its way past past its run-of-the-mill counterparts.
its perpetual winning scoreboard..
Invincible is a character driven biographical sport drama about a guy who runs on merit and passion for football for a team who isn't ready to accept his fate. Ticking for around 100 minutes, the feature isn't fast paced but charms its way out with ease. And the credit goes to its fluent writing that isn't distracted by any of the commercial aspects. It feels more personal because it is more grounded, brimmed with tiny little mutual notions which helps to connect with the audience instantly. Having said that, it doesn't suggest in any way that it is a smarter tale than one usually gets in such genres. It runs on plethora of cliches and familiar structure but on its own mediocrity, it is thoroughly entertaining. When the makers focuses on behind the stage activities, that procedure is somehow the real gem of the feature. It may be short on technical aspects like background score and editing but has decent enough cinematography to respect its game. The theme of the feature is eerily palpable to the earthiness of the streets and the field and with sharp sound effects it offers the anticipated experience of the field to the audience. Wahlberg is calm and focused and has invested a lot in its passionate project and fortunately the hard work pays off whilst Banks and Kinnear's undercooked characters are one of the weakest link. Gann's script requires creativity and clearer vision but with an eye on the horizon Core's execution is genuine enough to make it to the end line with a score point in his hand. Nail-biting dramatic games, the ruggedness and the personal and more manual version of the makers of such genre are the high points of the feature. Invincible is not a game changer but it keeps the audience hooked in its perpetual winning scoreboard.
Invincible is the story of Vince Papale, a thirty year old bartender in the 70's, who won a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles, after attending an open tryout. Disney used this little known story in an attempt to re-capture the emotion and inspiration of their other sports films like The Rookie and Miracle, but sadly, they failed. Even for a sports movie, Invincible was very slow and drawn out. Mark Wahlberg does an adequate job of portraying Papale, but doesn't really bring much to the table. This was supposed to be an inspiring tale of overcoming the odds, instead it was the story of some guy who once made the Eagles, and didn't really do anything special. It wasn't impressive or inspiring in anyway. Invincible was simply about an old sports story that really wasn't anything special.