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Release Date: June 22nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2007

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie), the wife of journalist Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) of The Wall Street Journal, heads to Pakistan after terrorists capture her husband. In the terrifying weeks that follow, she must cope with international attention and find her way through the dangerous world of underground politics in a desperate effort to find him.

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi, Will Patton, Irrfan Khan, Denis O'Hare, Demetri Goritsas, Jillian Armenante

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Revolution Films, Paramount Vantage, Plan B Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film belongs to Jolie. She won an Oscar for 1999's "Girl, Interrupted," but this is by far her best performance. show more

  • For the most part, Michael Winterbottom's well-intended film, the true story of an idealistic journalist and his gallant wife disinvites emotion by focusing on process at the expense of passion. show more

  • The film's point of view is inevitably that of an outsider, which Danny Pearl was, and menace is the essence of this shattering story, which has been told with skill and urgent conviction. A Mighty Heart makes the terms of the terrorist threat palpable. show more

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