Invictus Reviews

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January 16, 2018
Morgan Freeman's portrayal of Nelson Mandela creates a superb moment in time on the movie screen.
November 17, 2011
February 5, 2010
A noble and compassionate work that in its later scenes manages successfully to invest our emotions in the triumph of an important - if overlong! - sporting victory.
February 5, 2010
Invictus may be a rather cheesy way into the story of South Africa, but in the end you're glad it's there for a new generation to whom the words "Free Nelson Mandela" are history.
February 5, 2010
A monolithic sporting saga that seems content to pose on the podium, lulled by the belief that its subject matter provides inspiration enough.
February 5, 2010
Invictus is undone by its own overindulgence, turning a unifying moment of celebration and clarity into an underwhelming piece of cinematic clich.
April 16, 2019
What strikes you most about this film is just how much pleasure a sure-footed, confident director can deliver by keeping everything simple.
November 13, 2018
Invictus is a powerful and moving story.
August 30, 2018
It is probably enjoyable and rousing enough, and does feature a lovely performance by Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela.
July 10, 2018
Invictus is Eastwood in full Stanley Kramer/Richard Attenborough mode, playing down to the Americans who love cheesy triumphant-sports movies but who generally know little about South Africa and care even less.
March 20, 2018
... tremendously powerful performances... [Full review in Spanish]
January 23, 2018
History lesson, classic brand of entertainment and stellar performances mark the arrival of Invictus, a testament to the legacy inspired by the return of a native and genuine hero, Nelson Mandela.
December 14, 2017
Invictus, like every good Eastwood film, is complexity by way of transparency.
March 8, 2014
The attraction of the film lies not in any surprise but in Morgan Freeman as Mandela -- so pitch perfect that the line between actor and archival is thin.
February 18, 2012
November 17, 2011
August 26, 2011
Invictus tells the tale in the standard Hollywood way
March 27, 2011
Is it schmaltzy? A little. Is it good anyway? Yes. It's not trying to reinvent the wheel but it understands what it is and that the best place to put its focus is not the rugby field.
July 4, 2010
Invictus hits all the right formula notes of both the biopic and the underdog sports movie, making it impossible to hate. He also hits those notes so insistently and with such a lack of grace that he makes it a difficult movie to like.
June 3, 2010
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