Review: ‘Unbroken’ takes an overly grueling approach

December 24, 2014 11:43 PM

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Review: ‘Unbroken’ takes an overly grueling approach

“Unbroken” is a triumph-of-the-spirit film that devotes too much time to attempts at squashing that spirit.

Director Angelina Jolie and the screenwriters who adapted Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 best-selling nonfiction book had ample material from which to make a movie. The book’s subject, Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell in the film), died in July at age 97 after a truly extraordinary life.

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