Unbroken
Unbroken (2014)

Academy Award (R) winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unbroken is undoubtedly well-intentioned, but it hits a few too many of the expected prestige-pic beats to register as strongly as it should.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

"Unbroken" is a rousing old-fashioned yarn with numerous exciting set-pieces and an uncomplicated hero you root for all the way through. It's entertaining throughout and made with a high level of technical skill.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

In a well-made, but one-note film.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Irony is not allowed, only old-fashioned bravery.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A straightforward and entirely commendable story about the triumph of the human spirit, etc.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

"Unbroken" stirs a moviegoer by default; it's an astounding story of human endurance that has been brought a little too safely to the screen.

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Tom Clift
Concrete Playground

Tales of wartime valour have been done to death, and frankly Unbroken brings nothing new to the table.

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Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News

Given its subject, it should have been great, but it turns out to be simply good.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It is a harrowing journey, and an inspirational one. But, as director, Jolie takes far too long to tell it, particularly in such a conventional manner.

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online

Although the self-made hero Zamperini deserves every bit of the respect the movie shows him, Unbroken could have done much less noble idolatry and much more edge and insight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
I expected this to be a long, overly boring snoozefest about a very interesting story. While it is a little too long, I can say I was engaged the whole time and… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Louie Zamperini: I've got good news and I've got bad news. On the surface, Unbroken has everything needed to not only be a surefire hit for… More
Carlos Magalhães
It is easy to see the appeal created by a true story about the resilience of the human spirit, but the flawed narrative is just too safe and poorly structured,… More
Mark Hobin
It's hard not to regard this pedantic film as anything more than just a respectful history lesson. The picture opens with a bang with some spectacular… More
Nate Zoebl
Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest stars on the planet but as a director she's still a mystery. Jolie was so enamored with Lauren Hillenbrand's… More
Shawn Montague
Inspiring true story, yet the film wasn't presented as strong as I was expecting it to.