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Rated PG-13 · 134 minutes · 2009

Biography, Drama
Clint Eastwood directs Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in this uneven movie that’s part compelling biopic and part boring sports movie. Freeman is perfection, and the movie is intriguing when dealing with his struggles to unite South Africa as its first black president. Things start to go out of focus when the movie switches to rugby, as the country’s team fights to win the World Cup. This is an inspiring story, but Eastwood takes the life out of it with tedious sports sequences. Matt Damon has fine moments as the team captain, but I kept wishing the movie would go back to Mandela, who becomes more of a spectator in the second half.


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Official Site: invictusmovie.warnerbros.com
Director: Clint Eastwood
Producer: Clint Eastwood, Lori McCreary, Robert Lorenz, Mace Neufeld, Morgan Freeman, Tim Moore, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster, Penny Downie, Sibongile Nojila, Bonnie Henna, Shakes Myeko, Louis Minaar, Danny Keogh, Dan Robbertse, Robin Smith and David Dukas

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The Coast Halifax Invictus stirs the soul Director Clint Eastwood's meditation on how an inspired citizenry is necessary to rebuild a nation is interesting. by Hillary Titley 12/17/2009
Memphis Flyer All in the Game Clint Eastwood closes a great decade with Invictus. by Chris Herrington 12/10/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Good sports Just try not to think of Invictus as cultural colonialism, and everything will be fine. by Jonathan Kiefer 12/10/2009
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Portland Mercury More than Just a Game Somehow, rugby unites South Africa in Clint Eastwood's Invictus. by Ned Lannamann 12/10/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Invictus, The Princess and the Frog, Larger than Life in 3D: Dave Matthews Band and more. 12/10/2009

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