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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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Nov 18, 2017

Well made movie. Cut short 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.

Nov 14, 2016

It's hard not to be inspired by this WWII airman who survived 47 days floating in a raft after a plane crash in the Pacific, only to be found and imprisoned by the Japanese. For Louis Zamperini to live to be 97 and use his life to lend others a hand up out of trying circumstances ... Bravo! The footage with the real-life Louis after the credits rolled was my favorite part of the DVD production.

AL_TATYANA Sep 18, 2016

WWII story of survival, amazing resilience and redemption. A very good movie!

Aug 13, 2016

This is a 2014 American historical docudrama produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand.
Depicting survival, resilience and redemption, the film focuses on the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis "Louie" Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O'Connell.
Surviving in a raft for 47 days after his bomber crash landed in the ocean during World War II, he endures an unbearable hardship and sadistic brutality.
You would love to hate Corporal Watanabe to hell.
It is a thought-provoking film about humanity and brutality.

May 17, 2016

The first half of the movie is slow and boring. The second half is very good. A very good movie. I also watched special features of an interview to Louis Zamperini. He is a great person of forgiveness.

RaptorF22 Apr 21, 2016

This was a very good movie. Angeline Jolie did a very good job on it. But she could have taken out the rough language.I know the prisoners were in a rough situation but for the movie she could have left the language out.I really did love the movie though. Louie Zamperini is one of my heros.

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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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