Unbroken (2014)
First screened in December 2014
Director: Angelina Jolie. Cast: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, Alex Russell, Maddalena Ischiale, Vincenzo Amato, C.J. Valleroy, John D'Leo, Jai Courtney, John Magaro, Luke Treadaway, Louis McIntosh, Kuni Hashimoto, Shinji Ikefuji, Taki Abe, Yutaka Izumihara. Screenplay: Joel & Ethan Coen and Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson (based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand).

Twitter Capsule: Boiled potato. The worst-made hunk of studio Prestige Product since Les Mis. In dogged pursuit of the opposite of insight.

VOR:   Currently a commercial and cultural tentpole, but so unilluminating as narrative and listless in technique that it'll last as little more than a footnote to Hillenbrand's book and Jolie's career.

Photo © 2014 Universal Pictures/Legendary Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Best Sound Mixing: Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro
Best Sound Editing: Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and David Lee

Other Awards:
Chicago Film Critics Association: Breakthrough Actor (O'Connell; also cited for Starred Up)
National Board of Review: Breakthrough Actor (O'Connell; also cited for Starred Up)

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