#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
Plot: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
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Morgan Freeman shines in Clint Eastwood’s solid drama
Set in the early to mid 90’s, Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” covers the first year of Nelson Mandela’s presidency and how he pushed the nation’s rugby team, led by captain Francois Pienaar, to achieve World Cup glory. However, Mandela’s backing of the rugby team splits many hairs, as the “Sprinboks” have come to be a symbol of apartheid for millions of South Africans, making Mandela risk the very base that pushed him into office. He must also deal with personal security, his exhaustive schedule, and the strains on his personal life.
As much as I respect Morgan Freeman, I was concerned that his presence would be distracting, that I would be seeing him instead of Nelson Mandela. I shouldn’t have worried. Freeman completely immerses himself into the role and gives one of the best performances of the year. Not only are his accent and tone of voice quite good, but he brings a true 3-dimensionality to the role. Compare, for example, him having tea with Francois, to talking with his family, and to making a political speech. Freeman nailed every facet of Mandela’s life.
Damon also excels as Pienaar, the solid enough rugby player who must do more than just lead by example for his team. The screenplay, adapted by Anthony Peckham, doesn’t offer many narrative surprises, but it does do a good job examining not only the strife South Africa was in when Mandela was elected, but also the value of the team to the entire nation. Eastwood wisely plays the material straight. Though the material may seem familiar, the performances by Damon and especially Freeman are what elevate this tale into a solid and even uplifting drama.
Don’t believe the hype!
“Invictus” is the Disney version of apartheid — shallow, simplistic, and very disappointing. There is little suspense, and worse, next to no acknowledgment of South Africa’s heroic efforts to face down its past. It’s all rugby and Mandela all the time. The screenplay, with its “Attaboy” dialogue, reads like a 1940s baseball movie. Morgan Freeman’s Mandela is stirring but Matt Damon’s character is a cipher. And everyone else is just a face in the crowd, including the beautiful country of South Africa. This feel-good approach will no doubt play well in the multi-plexes, but Eastwood’s fans deserve more nuance and more thought.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Director Clint Eastwood
Writer Anthony Peckham (screenplay), John Carlin (book)
Actors Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 35 nominations.
Production Company Malpaso Company, Mace Neufeld Productions, Revelations Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (one scene), 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision C-, E-Series and Angenieux HR Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C-, E-Series and Angenieux HR Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Digital Intermediates, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints)
Film Length 3,514 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,649 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema