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MPAA rating: PG-13; for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language.
CHV rating: 14A.
Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.


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Jul 23, 2018

Absolutely a super movie they do not make them like this very often.

ArapahoeRebekah Jul 08, 2018

This movie, based on a true story, is both heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. The direction is excellent, and so are the actors. I was impressed and moved by the main character's strength and integrity.

May 25, 2018

This Angelina Jolie directed, and Joel and Ethan Coen written film, depicts the life of a 1936 Olympian runner that endures brutal conditions in a Japanese prison camp. It seemed somewhat long, but did show how the human spirit survived impossible situations, without being "broken," and bitter.
The bonus feature on this DVD: The Real Louis Zamperini, is worthwhile and has an interview and footage with the Olympian Italian American, along with the director and author of the book.
I have not read the 2010 book by Laura Hillenbrand, 'Unbroken: A WW II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption' (three years on the New York Times Bestsellers List), nor the later young adult adaption; 'Unbroken: An Olympian Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive.'

Apr 10, 2018

Terrific story!

Feb 27, 2018

Nice film about World War II. I wouldn't exactly watch again, but it was interesting to see once.

Nov 18, 2017

Well made movie. Cut short, undeep, and feels rushed. It only covers Louis Zamperini's time in the 1940s and some scenes in his childhood. I do not recommend to watch this movie as a summary of the book.

Mar 05, 2017

Wonderful movie! I'm in awe of this man and truly inspired by his will to survive. Amazing true story is better then fiction.

Feb 16, 2017

Movie is well done and suitable for children in middle school and up, a true story rarely found to teach both resilience and man's will power to survive. Louie's life is indeed a life well-lived to exemplify and teach us the power of forgiveness. Angelina Jolie (as director) has done a superb job bringing this to the screen!
My child's middle school teacher has recommended this book (adapted for young adults), and I'll highly recommend the book and movie.

Feb 06, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. High quality production great story full of human interest, based on real life events. Recommend to all.

Nov 19, 2016

Nov 19 2016, I am on the edge of my seat, even though I know exactly what happens. This movie is so well done, it's almost as amazing as Louis's life story......well, not really, it's pretty hard to beat a life story like that. I have to say, I will save the rest of the movie for tomorrow. It's just too tense, and I'll need some time to unwind before I hit the sack. Yes, it's that good!.......Nov 20, finished the movie, and it was one of the best movies that I have watched and enjoyed after reading the book. That said, if you can, you must read the book, (or listen on audio book), as so much was missing from the movie. This man was a walking, talking, miracle, and he spent his remaining years doing so much, and inspiring so many. (I must add that he had a little help from above for that.) So. When times are tough for me, from now on, I will be thinking of Louis. I mean.......how can you not?.......Don't forget.....read the book, or listen to the audio. You won't regret it. Oh, and don't forget to forgive.

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Mar 23, 2018

Alanreviews thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 60

Sep 05, 2017

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Jun 03, 2015

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Apr 30, 2015

Watanabe: You are like me. We are both strong. I saw it in your eyes...The first day. I thought ...This man will be my friend But...Enemy of Japan.

Phil: They've been taking parts off this for other planes. We're lucky it's still got an engine.
Cup: Well, the lieutenant says it's airworthy. It's been certified, he says.
Phil: ...by Helen Keller.

Apr 30, 2015

Louis: I'm gonna kill him.
-Then they shoot you.
Louis: I don't give a damn.
Let them shoot me.
-That's not how we beat them. We beat them by making it to the end of the war alive. That's how we do it. That's our revenge.
Louis: If I can take it, I can make it.
Louis: My brother Pete used to say that. He used to think that I could do anything. He used to think that I was better than I am.
-Who says you're not?

Apr 29, 2015

Pete Zamperini: “You keep going the way you’re going, you’ll end up as a bum on the street. You train. You fight harder than those other guys and you win. If you can take it, you can make it. You can do this, Lou, you just gotta believe you can. Pop does. Ma does. I do. Louie, a moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.

Priest: “However dark the night, however dim our hopes, the light will always follow darkness.”


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Jun 03, 2015

Violence: Not violence with guns. However it is strong with beatings. Some of which makes you cringe because of the brutality. However, I think a mature 11 year old can handle it.


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