• Unbroken (2014)

Unbroken

Release Date: December 25th, 2014

DVD Release Date: March 24th, 2015

PG-13 |2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

As a boy, Louis "Louie" Zamperini is always in trouble, but with the help of his older brother, he turns his life around and channels his energy into running, later qualifying for the 1936 Olympics. When World War II breaks out, Louie enlists in the military. After his plane crashes in the Pacific, he survives an incredible 47 days adrift in a raft, until his capture by the Japanese navy. Sent to a POW camp, Louie becomes the favorite target of a particularly cruel prison commander.

Cast: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Miyavi , Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, Maddalena Ischiale, Vincenzo Amato

Director: Angelina Jolie

Genres: Historical drama , War , Biography

Production Co: 3 Arts Entertainment, Jolie Pas

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 1940s, Underdog, Inspiring, Survival, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 77
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Ultimately, the strengths of Unbroken far outweigh its flaws. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A great true story is telescoped down to a merely good one in Unbroken. After a dynamite first half-hour, Angelina Jolie's accomplished second outing as a director slowly looses steam. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The title isn’t “Broken,” so there’s not much doubt of the outcome. But it’s certainly regrettable, because this long and increasingly sluggish film version of the Laura Hillenbrand book celebrates an American life of singular heroism. show more

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Sound Mixing