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From director Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
Like the critic guy said, this is actually feels good for your soul, im not a hippie, im fifteen, but this truly shows what freedom can lead to, instead of being segregated or closed off to everyone else, if we just saw everyone as a friend, preachy bit coming up: maybe the world would be the best place...duude
In one word... Extroardinary
I really wanted this to be a great film but I came out of the cinema severely disappointed. It felt like it had been added at the last minute to Clint Eastwood's overburdened diary as is feels hurried and poorly executed. I would be the first British person to champion an apartheid free South Africa but this film put far too much of an emphasis on it to a point where I wouldn't have been all that surprised to see Nelson Mandela walk on water.
The rugby scenes are contrived and poorly executed and the script feels like it was scribbled on the back of cornflakes packet, five minutes before they started shooting. It isn't terrible but a combination of Eastwood and Damon should be so much better
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2009
- © 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Spyglass Entertainment Funding, LLC.