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A Mighty Heart Reviews

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September 30, 2010
No preaching and no proselytizing. Just a horrible happening in a continually complicated world.
July 6, 2010
[Jolie's] stunning performance is a career best and a powerful dedication to the strength and bravery of the real life Mariane Pearl.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2009
Torpid, faux-inspirational
October 18, 2008
Knowing how this harrowing story played out in real life doesn't diminish its power in the slightest.
September 30, 2008
The film would be nothing without Angelina Jolie's brave, powerful performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 21, 2008
It is to director Michael Winterbottom's (24 Hour Party People, Welcome to Sarajevo) credit that he can achieve such a powerful film without bludgeoning his audience with the images of the unspeakable violence that were inherent in Pearl's last days.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 3, 2008
Angelina Jolie continues to prove her acting is worth more discussion than her personal life. It's not always fun to watch, but it's an important piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 28, 2008
British director Michael Winterbottom's film is as close to naturalism as one can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 18, 2007
When Mariane finds out about Daniel's death, she lets out a guttural scream; one that rivals Sean Penn's outburst in Mystic River in raw emotional defeat.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 13, 2007
... A Mighty Heart fails to do the story justice or to flesh out the heroic people involved.
November 7, 2007
Absorbingly touching and terrifying, A Mighty Heart is an intimate film but has the gutsy and reflective ingredients of sorrow, introspection and outrage.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2007
Powerful docudrama is best for mature viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2007
A docudrama that is focused on Daniel Pearl's wife. While interesting in its own way, it does not begin to reflect on who Daniel Pearl really was or why he died.
October 20, 2007
If A Mighty Heart was either a flat-out documentary or larger-scale movie version of the same story, it would be a lot more intriguing. But then again, neither of those would be a proper Angelina Jolie Oscar vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 19, 2007
We know how it will end, and that is what makes the suspense Winterbottom creates such an impressive feat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 19, 2007
Although it is impossible to erase the spectre of Brangelina from your mind altogether while watching Jolie inhabit the role of Mariane Pearl, you can manage it for surprisingly long stretches at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 15, 2007
A Mighty Heart is a powerful film on all accounts, something that brings a human face to such a collective time of confusion.
October 15, 2007
A Mighty Heart may be the most undeservedly overlooked movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 13, 2007
There's a compelling urgency about this riveting, highly political portrait of a brave and compassionate woman that allows us to feel as though we have partaken of her journey. Angelina Jolie is stunning.
October 12, 2007
This is a film that abounds in smart touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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