Too much pain, not enough absolution in the Angelina Jolie adaptation of 'Unbroken'

December 24, 2014 10:51 PM

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LOS ANGELES_Despite its many impressive elements, "Unbroken" plays incomplete and unbalanced. The film has made a decision not to tell all of Louis Zamperini's riveting true story, and that choice costs it in the end.

"The hellion youth; the superlative speed that carried him to the Olympics; the harrowing hours as a World War II bombardier; a plane crash; 47 days and 2,000 miles as a raft-bound castaway; capture; an epic struggle as an enslaved prisoner of war; years entangled in the terrors of PTSD; and a final...

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