Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.
Newly elected President Nelson 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 rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
White people cure apartheid with rugby. Inthe end, the only person who loses is the film's audience.
All this film amounts to is a collection of Mandela motivational speeches interspersed with some poorly choreographed rugby bits. There is no real story here other than Eastwood goes to great lengths to tell you how wonderful Mandela is all the bloody time. Shame he didn't think about the story or characters or anything else that might make an engaging movie. The more I think about the film the more I really disliked it, the only saving grace is Freeman's portrayal of the president. Somebody should have told Matt Damon that the film was set in South Africa and not South Queensland though.
I was half expecting the end to finish with the line, "And South Africa lived happily ever after". Urgh.
A total bore. Morgan Freeman is pretty good.
I will say this straight up front. I'm not into sports. I used to love tea-ball and i'd like to move on to baseball as tea-ball is basically looked at as a kids version of the game but overall I don't really play or watch spots. With that being said, that doesn't change how fantastic this film is. Morgan Freeman gives an incredible performance as Nelson Mandela. He fits the wise and kind nature of the man and also the hardworking-ness. The prison scene where he narrates the poem that inspires him is a powerful one. Matt Damon is also very good. My final thoughts are that Invictus is an inspiring and engaging drama that I recommend, whether you like rugby or not.
The screenplay was nice, the acting was good...Yeah its about it. The story just didn't attract me that much, for me its just another movie about racism but with Morgan Freeman. There's THAT ONE PART WHEN YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE A GUY RECORDING THE SOUND BEHIND MATT DAMON. Oh, and I watched it in french class so my ears are bleeding.
It didn't hit me as hard as i wish it had, but Invictus is still a deeply moving film with Clint Eastwood assured direction, and fantastic performances from Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.
What Hollywood says it is: The inspirational true story of a tumultuous period of South Africa's history and how the 1995 World Cup's historic win came to be.
What it really is: A well-intentioned, well-acted but disappointingly sappy and unfocused drama/sports film suffering from mediocre writing and a host of genre tropes.
Invictus tries hard to be a good film. It really does. For that, it does deserve some credit, but sadly, far too many screenplay missteps and strange choices in writing mar the film. You'll see all kinds of tropes and stylistic choices typical to a first-time writer, including unfocused storytelling and a distinctly in-your-face approach to its messages. Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood tries hard to direct the film…
Based on true events, Invictus is a movie with a big heart made with great passion and commitment by one of the greatest filmmakers in history: Clint Eastwood. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as former South African rugby player François Pienaar were both brilliant. It was entertaining and it benefited from a great soundtrack that was put to a perfect use. The climactic rugby match at the end was grandly filmed and the emotions conveyed in it transcended the screen.
Top level cinematography and acting.
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What a soul and what a leader!
Feeling good by watching a worthy movie in an auspicious day like independence day!!!
HIS PEOPLE NEEDED A LEADER. HE GAVE THEM A CHAMPION.
Many story has told about the great man, Mandela...
all of them is about how Mandela became Mandela...
but this one is about how Mandela stayed Mandela...
(with sport theme).
From this sight, it's a new and creative story... but some factors made it worse than what we expected.
1- Mandela story always been emotional, but I didn't feel this sense in any scene.
2- Cinematography in "competitions scenes" weren't in high level.(means amateur)
3- The story in up scenes was weak too in my opinion.
4- Even both Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon nominated for oscar award, but none of them weren't what we saw from this stars in the past.
But anyway, as I always say... it worth to see.
Epic <3 I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul <3
Nelson Mandela: "Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon". The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team 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. The acting in the movie was brilliant and the directing by Clint Eastwood was nothing short as fantastic. But movie goes drag in most of the scenes and the movie is kind of forgettable to be honest.
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