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A Mighty Heart Reviews

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June 20, 2007
It plays as a pandering vanity project for Angelina Jolie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2009
Torpid, faux-inspirational
June 21, 2007
Doesn't quite know what it wants to be, which means that it ultimately winds up being not very much at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 4, 2007
"A Mighty Heart," like the other post-9/11 Hollywood movies ("United 93" and "World Trade Center"), is a would-be documentary subject inflated with promotion in its incarnation as a narrative feature.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 22, 2007
Winterbottom takes it to the opposite extreme, turning into a docudrama and following that genre's pre-established format.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 13, 2007
... A Mighty Heart fails to do the story justice or to flesh out the heroic people involved.
June 22, 2007
A haphazard fusion that smacks of Hollywood self-gratification. For a movie that aims to throw a spotlight on the human costs of international terrorism, it says surprisingly little and renders itself quickly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 10, 2007
The most interesting thing about A Mighty Heart is why it became a mediocre film.
June 25, 2007
A Mighty Heart is scrupulously journalistic, a would-be documentary that tells in rigorous detail but explains almost nothing. Who, what, when and where are covered, but not why.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
June 18, 2007
A labyrinth of corruption and buzz words that resonate with anxiety and afford some narrative confusion.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 23, 2007
Whether intended or not, this casting [Jolie] simply smacks of self promotion and image branding...
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 20, 2007
There's hardly a moment when Jolie is on-screen that you can't sense the presence of make-up artists and hair stylists hovering anxiously just off frame.
June 21, 2007
To experience the grief of a death, one must know something of the life, no? That's the assumption of a movie like Silkwood. It is not assumed in A Mighty Heart, which tells us precious little about Mariane and Danny
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2007
The problem with structuring A Mighty Heart as a suspense film is obvious: We already know the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2007
This movie does not fully separate itself from our admittedly low -- even slightly shameful -- expectations, does not become the pure documentary it might perhaps better have been.
June 23, 2007
The only drama comes in the waiting, which eventually becomes tiresome.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5
June 22, 2007
Why not cast a Thandie Newton, a Kerry Washington, even a Halle Berry in the lead, unless one actress happens to be sleeping with the producer?
June 22, 2007
A mighty performance in an average movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 23, 2007
doesn't offer a whole lot other than atmosphere and a stellar performance by Jolie
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 21, 2007
Topical, worthy and well made, A Mighty Heart fumbles the ball due to a complete dearth of tension and a flat-as-a-pancake performance from Jolie.
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