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Unbroken (2014)

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After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

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Angelina Jolie

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Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... Louis Zamperini
Domhnall Gleeson ... Phil
Garrett Hedlund ... Fitzgerald
Miyavi ... Watanabe (as Takamasa Ishihara)
Finn Wittrock ... Mac
Jai Courtney ... Cup
Maddalena Ischiale ... Louise
Vincenzo Amato ... Anthony
John Magaro ... Tinker
Luke Treadaway ... Miller
Louis McIntosh ... Harris
Ross Anderson ... Blackie
C.J. Valleroy ... Young Louie
John D'Leo ... Young Pete
Alex Russell ... Older Pete
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Storyline

The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war. Written by Tristanmerkler01

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Survival. Resilience. Redemption. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Italian

Release Date:

25 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unbroken See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,621,445, 28 December 2014

Gross USA:

$115,637,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,459,297
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The albatross and it being killed are plot points similar to the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". See more »

Goofs

When Louis departs for the 1936 Olympics, he boards a train consisting of wooden passenger cars with open platforms. By 1936, virtually all passenger trains had steel cars with enclosed vestibules. The train used in the film would be more correct for the 1890s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Phil: [in cockpit] We are here.
Cup: [over radio] At 8,000 feet. This is it, boys.
Phil: [over radio] You got it, Zamp?
Louis Zamperini: [dialing in bombing scope] Roger.
Lambert: You hit this one, drinks are on me.
Louis Zamperini: I ain't going to a bar with you, handsome. You confuse all the broads.
Mac: [wolf-whistles]
Phil: Get your cameras, boys. I'm gonna light it up like Christmas.
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An amazing story, great characters, but very slow paced
28 March 2015 | by Screen_BlitzSee all my reviews

Most people know Angelina Jolie playing in action movies. However, she takes the directorial path in this drama set in World War II. Jack O'Connell plays an Olympic track runner, who joins the army during WW2 in the pacific theater. When his crew face a tragic plane crash, him and his remaining crew members are stranded on life rafts, only to get picked up by the Japanese and sent to a prison camp.

This movie was entertaining at times, but I felt it could have been done better. It was very slow at times, to the point where I began to lose interest. However, the plot was so beautifully written that I could not take my eyes off the screen (until the end). On the positive side, the characters were quite amazing too. Jack O'Connell did a great job as the main character. I personally think I could have landed in Oscar. It was very upsetting to watch the character struggle through the Japanese soldiers' maltreatment. However, the settings were quite authentic and the way the soldiers smacked and brutally beat down the prisoners gave the film a sense of emotional realism.

Maybe this film would have been better if it was directed by Steven Spielberg or Clint Eastwood. All in all, the film wasn't bad and it is probably watching. However, I would not recommend this to children under 14 because it does pretty intense at times.


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