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Invictus Reviews

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
The film serves as a reminder that no matter how dire the circumstances, truly remarkable change is possible.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Giles Hardie
smh.com.au
January 30, 2010
With Invictus, Eastwood gets his message across in much the same way as the South African special forces -- he beats us over the head with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 29, 2010
Um filme menor e falho sobre uma figura que certamente merecia uma obra mais digna de sua trajetória.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 28, 2010
While an admirable exercise in by-the-book filmmaking, it nevertheless lacks emotional depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 27, 2010
Como retrato de un período histórico trascendental, Invictus es superficial y simplificadora. Pero como reivindicación del espíritu humano y del poder unificador del deporte, sale victoriosa y emociona.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 22, 2010
Eastwood is one of the most reliable and assured directors working today and like most of his films Invictus combines his disciplined approach to filmmaking with his calm desire to not rush proceedings in order to allow the story to leisurely unfold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
January 21, 2010
Perhaps the greatest testament to Eastwood's directorial skill is that such an unattractive, brutish game could serve as an uplifting symbol of communal harmony and renewed national spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
January 21, 2010
As a story about political change, it's fascinating. And as an Eastwood film, it's perhaps less than we have come to expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
January 21, 2010
While the film is not quite in the same league as Eastwood's finest works of the past decade, it is still to be admired for telling quite a complex tale in such a clear and compelling manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
January 19, 2010
Eastwood seems to inherently know that even in a big story, it's the intimate moments that hold everything together, and he is never overwhelmed by the size of the story.
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
January 19, 2010
If only Eastwood had been more ambitious with the drama, and more imaginative with the rugby scenes.
Colin Newton
Sunday Mail (Australia)
January 17, 2010
Quirks of accents aside, Invictus is an uplifting film. Its African-inspired soundtrack is spot on, too. So, go ahead -- it'll make your day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 16, 2010
A gripping, moving, sobering and highly entertaining film
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 16, 2010
There's nothing superficial about this thrilling and powerful feel-good film that transcends genres and soars as high as our hearts will fly
Top Critic
January 15, 2010
What Eastwood has done is to assemble a cast of American and South African actors and allow them to create something moving, exciting, and improbably true.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
January 10, 2010
This blend of Great Man biopic and underdog sports rouser is spacious and laidback, light on pious cathedral lighting and inescapable Obama parallels
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
January 6, 2010
Invictus succeeds in making one sympathize with and root for Mandela; it does not succeed as a thrilling film-going experience, as it well could have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 31, 2009
If only life were that simple
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Grierson
The Simon
December 30, 2009
Eastwood's austere direction is always this close to tumbling into dullness, but he's got two strong leads to keep Invictus alert and alive.
December 29, 2009
Terrific acting but the film at large suffers from pacing problems, perhaps deciding midstream what it wanted to be about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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