A Mighty Heart

It was an event that shocked the world. This is the story you haven't heard.


A Mighty Heart
Set in 2002, this is the story of Daniel Pearl's widow. Daniel was a journalist based in Pakistan. He was kidnapped by extremists. Despite the best efforts of his wife, his employer and government departments from the US and Pakistan, he was beheaded. The film follows his wife through those tragic days as they struggled for his release.

106 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi, Denis O'Hare, Aly Khan, Irfan Khan, Will Patton
Director
Michael Winterbottom
ScreenplayJohn Orloff, from the book by Mariane Pearl
MusicHarry Escott, Molly Nyman
CinematographyMarcel Zyskind
EditingPeter Christelis
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorUIP
Made in2007
Produced byParamount Vantage, Plan B Entertainment, Revolution Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequently mild to strong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequently mild to strong, within context.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe story is based on real life events that portrays the extent of the pain of terrorism from both sides of the spectrum.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconMighty good.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconAngelina Jolie lewer 'n trefseker vertolking.
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconBalancing despair and hope.
15
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconHarrowing and uncomfortable
15
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconThis production sadly removes the emotional core that binds the viewer with the unfolding drama
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconDon't miss it.
15
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote icon It's a tender story of grace under pressure, and although Jolie hasn't got her finger fully on the pulse of Mariane, the sense of realism lends power.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAs Mariane Pearl, Angelina Jolie gives a riveting performance that relies on inner conviction.
18
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconOne doesn't take much away from A Mighty Heart, but it's still easy to admire everything that went into it.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe film is fascinating and at times disturbing, but Winterbottom's arms-length style mutes any emotional impact.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe film belongs to Jolie. She won an Oscar for 1999’s Girl, Interrupted, but this is by far her best performance, strong and true in every detail.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconOverall, I found the film to be good, but I just wish I had felt that it was great.
13
Metacritic.com
38 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
171 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAn urgent yet tactful film about a difficult subject.
15

What the People say

Internet
3659 Netizens quote iconCompelling movie making.
14

Average .. 72%

14




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