Unbroken

Genre:  Drama, War
Running Time:  137 min.
Release Date: December 25, 2014
DVD: March 24, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.24
based on 644 votes and 122 reviews
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Cast: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, John Magaro, Alex Russell, Miyavi , Finn Wittrock

Inspiration: Louis Zamperini

Synopsis

Bullied as a youngster, Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) learned to fight back and beat up his tormentors. He enjoyed that so much that he began getting into trouble, so his brother Pete encouraged him to take up track to direct his energy towards something that would give him a sense of pride.

Louie went on to set records as a runner and even made it to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany. In 1941 Louie enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces but while in combat, his plane was damaged and crashed into the sea. After 47 days on the water, he reached land but was immediately captured by the Japanese.

Thrown into a prisoner-of-war camp, he was tormented by prison guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe, who was considered one of the 40 most wanted war criminals in Japan.

Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.

Director: Angelina Jolie
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Matthew Baer, Clayton Townsend, Erwin Stoff, Angelina Jolie
Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, William Nicholson, Richard LaGravanese
Official Site: UnbrokenFilm.com

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  • 4 stars "A great suspenseful movie, a great story"
  • 5 stars "Amazing man, well done"
  • 5 stars "Great movie. Angelina Jolie did a great job of producing it. Read the book too!"