'Unbroken': What the Critics Are Saying

December 25, 2014 1:00 PM

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Unbroken, out Thursday, is a biopic war drama based off the 2010 book by Laura Hillenbrand about Olympian Louis Zamperini and his time as a prisoner of war in WWII Japan. The film marks Angelina Jolie’s second outing as a director, inspired by her interaction with the real-life Zamperini, whom Jolie discovered was her neighbor after reading Hillenbrand’s novel.

The last of 2014’s high-profile awards hopefuls, starring Jack O’Connell and featuring a script by Ethan and Joel Coen, Unbroken may be in the running for multiple Academy Awards including best picture and best director.

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