I really liked the fact that they kept it as real to life as possible and I believed that this had happened; although on a downside it made the film rather slow at times. Also I found it difficult to keep up with what was happening when there were several similar looking men paci...
On Jan. 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew th... read more
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Release Date: June 22, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2007
Stats: 6,953 reviews
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September 25, 2011
September 24, 2011
More thrilling - and much less weepy - than I expected, and a film in which Angelina Jolie carries out her role incredibly naturally, save for one scene, when the drama's at its highest, where she goes over the top. On the whole, A Mighty Heart was a surprise: an accessible adapt...
February 1, 2011
This is the true story of the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl, American journalist in Pakistan after 9/11. His widow, Mariane (also a journalist), wrote her memoirs of the event and is convincingly played by Angelina Jolie,(who i believe gave an outstanding performance). Ev...
December 3, 2010
A Mighty Heart is a story worthy of telling and it has a message worthy of spreading. Michael Winterbottom was a good choice then as his style works well here and he's not exactly known for shying away from the subject matter. This should have been a brilliant film but it's not, ...
August 12, 2009
First, I have to say that I had no interest in this film, but someone bought me the DVD and, at last, I decided to give it a go. Even though this story is loyally based on true events, I constantly had the impression A Mighty Heart brought nothing new to the screen.
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March 19, 2009
Michael Winterbottom is one of today's most underrated filmmakers, and this film is a work of extraordinary power. Angelina Jolie gives her best performance to date.
March 2, 2009
This movie was filmed as if you were a fly on the wall. Scenes take place amidst chaos, as if there were no focus to the script - and that's what makes it compelling - you feel as if it were real and not some hollywood contrivance - but of course that is also the film's main det...
August 3, 2008
For a movie entitled A Mighty Heart, I didn't see much heart in Angelina's performance. She was dead-eyed the entire time and the only touch of humanness I saw was after storming outside, distraught, she sees the child and quickly composes herself and says, "Very silly." ...
March 5, 2008
A moving documentary-style movie with a remarkable performance from Jolie
March 1, 2008
This tragic true story film is a heartbreaking, extremely powerful, and oddly inspiring film that reflects the strength and hope that people gain in the most difficult solution. Angelina Jolie makes an excellent performance as a real-life journalist Mariane Pearl in her own emoti...
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