Unbroken Reviews

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December 19, 2016
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]
January 21, 2016
Unbroken falls short of the epic war drama and sweeping testament-to-the-human-spirit it strives to be.
January 16, 2015
It is a handsome film, bleak and dark and elegantly filmed told with a mixture of intensity and something like restraint, even distance.
January 4, 2015
"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.
January 2, 2015
A straightforward and entirely commendable story about the triumph of the human spirit, etc.
December 29, 2014
Given its subject, it should have been great, but it turns out to be simply good.
August 5, 2019
Unbroken doesn't penetrate the surface of emotions, remaining a slightly detached, albeit respectful, representation of a potentially touching and inspiring true story.
July 5, 2019
A solid film with a great story that is ultimately unremarkable in its telling.
May 17, 2019
Though excelling with casting, Jolie's direction falls short in style and execution; cheesy dissolves and trite biopic techniques are distractingly formulaic, fracturing absorption with Unbroken's brutal and shocking content.
March 20, 2019
Unbroken should feel like a horror movie (I can't imagine a more frightening existence than Zamperini's time in the prison), but instead feels like a pedestrian, gussied-up biopic.
December 25, 2018
The posters claim the movie is about "Survival. Resilience. Redemption," but it only gives us the first two, and the finished product is less effective because of it.
December 20, 2018
The result is the telling of a good story, but not an illuminating one.
November 2, 2018
This film, based on the biography of the same title, is lukewarm, at best.
August 22, 2018
A lacklustre and dull film about an incredibly remarkable man.
August 21, 2018
I assume that for those who have read the book, you will be disappointed in the film. For those that have not read the book, go buy it. It's most assuredly going to be better than the film.
June 18, 2018
It's all quite beautiful to look at at points, but it never indulges in the emotional weight of what's being portrayed and it manages to make this harrowing, hard-to-believe tale ... boring.
February 16, 2018
Unbroken is competent at best, and we know that Zamperini was a great man. But he was more than the sum of this movie's parts.
February 6, 2018
...Roger Deakins' photography is one of the best works that the regular Coen cinematographer has done... [Full review in Spanish]
January 26, 2018
There is surprisingly little emotional impact from such an incredible story.
December 2, 2017
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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