Written June 19, 2007
I saw an advanced screening and Angelina Jolie reminds us that she is an actress in this film. All of her over exposure aside, she deserves an Oscar nomination. The scene where she finally breaks down is heart wrenching. See it. It will open your eyes.
Written June 30, 2007
I really liked this movie, I love a "true story" & this was faithful to pull me into their lives just like good movies should. I had a feeling that they would have to make this political, but they didn't so I was really able to get into it. It was believably acted. It seems rude to say since this woman lived this nightmare, but at a point the movie feels a little long because it was pretty cut & dried, he was kidnapped, they looked for him, they have a few wild goose chases, they learn of his murder. I think it would be very hard to make that all work for a whole entire movie. But it was definitely worth seeing & the song at the end is incredible. The soundtrack was very good as well.
Written July 10, 2007
Well-acted, almost a documentary of the tragedy of Daniel Pearl's murder. If you are interested in the struggle in Pakistan this is very realistic. Also shows the sacrifice journalists make to bring us in depth news. Angelina Jolie does an excellent job as Mariane Pearl. Left me wondering if there was something I could do to help relieve the tension in the area.
Written June 22, 2007
This movie is great! Angelina does a great job and the supporting cast is also good. Definitely an emotional piece. You don't want to miss this one!
Written July 02, 2007
The movie is a docudrama, but the educational benefits of the situation abroad are so important. The relationships between the local people and the foreigners are more cooperative than I would have imagined, based on our media's reporting. These people who risked their lives and/or careers to help Marianne and Danny Pearl are not who we hear about in the U.S. The tragic story is beautifully crafted. The acting, writing and directing of this movie is all done with care, integrity and passion thus, conveying a tender story and, at the same time intensely gripping.