A Mighty Heart
A Mighty Heart (2007)

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 them to Karachi where a go-between had… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Angelina Jolie conveys the full emotional range of a woman in a desperate situation in A Mighty Heart, an urgent yet tactful film about a difficult subject.

Bob Mondello
NPR.org

Knowing how this harrowing story played out in real life doesn't diminish its power in the slightest.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

The only drama comes in the waiting, which eventually becomes tiresome.

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Tim Basham
Paste Magazine

No preaching and no proselytizing. Just a horrible happening in a continually complicated world.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Emotionally and viscerally compelling and retains a suspenseful, edge-of-the-seat quality.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Winterbottom's gritty sensibility and feel for geopolitical realities is perfect for the film. There's no room for Hollywood gloss - and no need for it.

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Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

[Jolie's] stunning performance is a career best and a powerful dedication to the strength and bravery of the real life Mariane Pearl.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

He [Winterbottom] approaches his subjects as very, very real, not just fodder for topical films.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Honesty and courage are the main virtues of A Mighty Heart, which strives to shed light on dark times. Central to it is Jolie's laudable performance.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Torpid, faux-inspirational

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Sophie Burgess
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… More
Emile Tremblay
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… More
Daniel Perry
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… More
Edward Boxler
Michael Winterbottom is one of today's most underrated filmmakers, and this film is a work of extraordinary power. Angelina Jolie gives her best… More
♥Robyn M♥
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… More
paul sandberg
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… More

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