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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Angelina Jolie
Dan Futterman
Sajid Hasan
Archie Panjabi
Will Patton
Irfan Khan
Directors
Michael Winterbottom
Screenwriters
John Orloff
Running Time
108 minutes

A Mighty Heart
Angelina Jolie shows grace under fire


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A Mighty Heart

Plot
While working in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2002, Wall Street Journal writer Daniel Pearl (Futterman) is kidnapped. Confined to their home, his heavily pregnant wife Mariane (Jolie) waits for his release, unprepared for the horror that is about to unfold.


Verdict
A solid, uncomfortable account of a wife’s ordeal, with a strong turn from Jolie, but strangely lacking an emotional focus.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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