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After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.5/10 (1,428 voted)

Critic's Score: 59/100

Director: Angelina Jolie

Stars: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson

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Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Jack O'Connell - Louis Zamperini
Finn Wittrock - Francis 'Mac' McNamara
Jai Courtney - Hugh 'Cup' Cuppernell
Garrett Hedlund - John Fitzgerald
Domhnall Gleeson - Russell Allen 'Phil' Phillips
Takamasa Ishihara - Mutsushiro Watanabe (as Miyavi)
Sophie Dalah - Virginia
Morgan Griffin - Cynthia Applewhite
Alex Russell - Pete Zamperini
Spencer Lofranco - Harry Brooks
Luke Treadaway - Miller
Maddalena Ischiale - Louise Zamperini
John D'Leo - Young Pete
Sean O'Donnell - Boy(s) (voice)
C.J. Valleroy - Young Louis


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Country: USA

Language: English, Japanese, Italian

Release Date: 25 December 2014

Filming Locations: Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Did You Know?

Dane DeHaan was one of the finalists to play Louis Zamperini, however in the end, Jack O'Connell was cast. See more »


User Review


Rating: 3/10

Although it is an exceptional story in it's own right, the film fails to dazzle or inspire as the book did. It never fully materializes into the epic experience it wants to be. The script was problematic from the get-go. Attributing a mans extremely brutal POW experience with a spiritual awakening and strength in God does not translate well on the big screen. Blending those two subject matters together in a seamless way while maintaining the violent theme that the director imposes on the audience just doesn't work. This films tries to be too many things so naturally it fails to be anything. You cant please everyone.The buzz over the last two years promoting this film really boosted my expectations. Only to feel extremely let down and honestly, conned. Perhaps it was a lack of budget or the lack of talent behind the screen. On screen the talent was impressive and I think we have found a new budding star in newcomer Jack O'connell. Very impressive indeed.


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