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
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2015
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Critic Score: 51% 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.

Claudia Puig
The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)

Unbroken is an odyssey detailing a harrowing ordeal and insurmountable odds. But this polished story feels conventional, overly long and not sufficiently involving. [Full review in Japanese]

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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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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Unbroken is one messy film that is poorly edited, a collage of scenes that never really come together as a whole, and an overly long repetitive pile of boredom

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Lenika Cruz
The Atlantic

Unbroken falls short of the epic war drama and sweeping testament-to-the-human-spirit it strives to be.

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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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Reagan Gavin Rasquinha
The Times of India

O'Connell and Ishihara bring a stunning sense of realism to their roles, which is a great reason why you'll want to watch this movie.

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Andrew O'Hehir

"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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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

The movie's biggest error comes from its assumption that depiction equals explanation. This is untrue, especially not when so much depiction is painted with the broadest of strokes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
There are four storylines here and each one would've made a whole film if done originally. Instead they are crunched together, each story cribbing… More
Jim Hunter
A former Olympic runner is shot down during World War II and held as a POW by the Japanese. A film that is paradoxically less than the sum of its parts,… More
Christian C
"Unbroken" is a very well made film but it lacks the emotional heft one would expect. Zamperini is presented almost as a hapless, regular Joe to whom… More
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
KJ Proulx
Ambitious, tastefully filmed, and brilliantly held together by breakout star Jack O'Connell, "Unbroken" marks Angelina Jolie's third… 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