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.
December 26, 2014
In a well-made, but one-note film.
December 26, 2014
"Unbroken" stirs a moviegoer by default; it's an astounding story of human endurance that has been brought a little too safely to the screen.
December 25, 2014
It is a harrowing journey, and an inspirational one. But, as director, Jolie takes far too long to tell it, particularly in such a conventional manner.
December 25, 2014
A tale of endurance, "Unbroken" takes endurance to sit through.
December 25, 2014
Handsome, alert and intensely focused, little-known English actor Jack O'Connell is a fine choice as Louis. And Japanese pop star Takamasa "Miyavi" Ishihara shines as "The Bird,' Louis' sadistic captor and war criminal in training.
December 25, 2014
Unbroken is a fitting title for this excruciating cinematic treatment of the flyboy's ordeal. It plays like an endless, unrelieved gauntlet of suffering, an onslaught untempered by grace or redemption.
December 24, 2014
If you can take it, "Unbroken" will lift you like the classics of adventure cinema.
December 24, 2014
What the movie ends up in desperate need of is a sense of life made real and palpable through dreadful, transporting details, not a life embalmed in hagiographic awe.
December 24, 2014
If nothing else, it's certainly better than the last time a good-looking Hollywood star decided to direct a movie about WWII. But the less said about George Clooney's The Monuments Men, the better .
December 24, 2014
Jolie gets the dirty/ennobling job done.
December 24, 2014
Despite its many impressive elements, "Unbroken" plays incomplete and unbalanced.
December 24, 2014
It's well-cast, it looks great ... and it certainly conveys a true story worth telling.
December 24, 2014
Jolie hasn't done a disservice to Zamperini's life, but it's hard to know what she was trying to tell. It's Zamperini's story in fact and circumstance, but somehow, he feels like an enigma.
December 24, 2014
For Jolie, it's all about the suffering, without much meaning.
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