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Invictus

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7.32 h 8 min2009X-Ray12
This political drama with sports action, is set after the fall of apartheid in Nelson Mandela's first term in office as president. It explores how he used the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which was hosted by South Africa, to bring blacks and whites together after decades of violence, mistrust and hatred.
Directors
Clint Eastwood
Starring
Morgan FreemanMatt DamonTony Kgoroge
Genres
HistoricalSportsDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Patrick MofokengMatt SternJulian Lewis JonesAdjoa AndohMarguerite WheatleyLeleti KhumaloPatrick LysterPenny DownieSibongile NojilaBonnie HennaShakes MyekoLouis Minnaar
Studio
Warner Bros.
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4.7 out of 5 stars

1875 global ratings

  1. 80% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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BrunelReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 September 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Great film. Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon demonstrate why they must be fighting film offers off with a stick with understated, likable performances - getting them signed up is money in the bank. Have either ever made a bad film?
If Mandela was only half as wise, courageous and charming as Mr F portrays him, he was a remarkable human being. Unfailingly courteous to former enemies and mistrustful friends alike he slowly gets what he wants. Matt Damon ably supports as the White Afrikaner Rugby captain initially slightly mistrustful and amazed Mandela is taking an interest in Rugby, then channeling the pride of a new South Africa turning to the future to make a mediocre team world beaters. Even the back story of the white and black security detail learning to respect each other is a delight.
To be pernickity some of the rugby players and the rugby look a little Sunday league rather than international but that's a minor point. If you've not got something in your eye by the end you've got a heart of granite.
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ZydorReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Superb - You are Swept along by the Emotion of the Day
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If you are not a Rugby Fan, watch it anyway, because the focus of the Film is on the effect the World Cup had on a Nation still reeling from the changes post apartheid, and the rebirth of a common cause amongst the whole Population. Lots there for the mainstream Rugby Fan as well, indicating a well crafted film that had a delicate tightrope to walk. It did the latter superbly bringing the viewer along with the rising Tide of Emotion as the Finals drew ever closer.

Morgan Freeman as Mandela was an inspired casting, and its clear both he and Matt Demon (as the Springboks Captain) under the wise Directorship of Clint Eastwood, both did a fine job portraying the emotion of the period and the rising furfur that gripped a Nation still suffering growing pains from its Re-Birth. Even non Rugby Fans cant help but be swept along in the portrayed emotion of the time. Wonderful Film fully deserving of the Forrest of 5 Star ratings it has received on Amazon. As a slice of History in that troubled Country, it doesnt get much better than this. A superb watch for all the family, both as an emotional record of the Historical times, and a wonderful memorable World Cup Final. Not to be missed by anyone, Rugby Fan or not.
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Brawny WithedReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 December 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Film
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I remember the first time I heard about this movie being made and being excited at the prospect of a film based on the events of the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa and How Nelson Mandela used it to unify the country after decades of Apartheid oppression through Sport.

The Film itself uses archive footage as well as well paced action for the sports scenes and handles the drama and sensitive scenes very delicately. Clint Eastwood's director's touch is clearly visible on the screen and it is one of his finest films to date.

Morgan Freeman steals the film with his portrayal of Nelson Mandela and it never feels like Freeman over does the impression and makes the role his own.

Matt Damon is okay as François Pienaar, the captain of the South African Rugby Team but in my opinion most hollywood actors could have done the job just fine.

If you want to watch a well directed, touching and at times funny drama based on real life events watch this film.
MintyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 April 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful film
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As an xrugby player and now follower loved the way the film kept one's interest throughout. Great acting and well produced shots of the matches. Wonderful to see the Great man Mandela portrayed as he was a visionary.
R. ChangReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 July 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspiring account of the power of motivation
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I would first of all apologise readers of my reviews. I wrote a review for this DVD but posted it in error for the RFU 1995 acoount of the World Cup Competition in South Africa also available in DVD (2 discs set).

I watched the movie again this week with my elder son and it again brought tears to my eyes. It is very inspiring story about how to use motivation to inspire a team to achieve and to unite a nation.

I watched the RFU's Final match between South Africa and the All Blacks last night and even though I knew the ending I still found it gripping. I was at the edge of my sofa and could not switch the DVD player off even though it was passed mid-night until the final whistle.

Both DVDs are must owns if one has apsirations for South Africa and also a Rugby fan.
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Andrew GriffithsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 October 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Forgiveness, compassion, reconcilliation & leadership - it's not a film about rugby
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Fabulous - and true - story, beautifully portrayed. Recently elected President Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) turns to the Springboks led by Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) to unite black and white during the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
The story of the most dignified of men will stay with you for a long time - the laughable rugby scenes will not, but that doesn't matter.
BK GrantcharovReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic, a must!
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Very good movie, covers the real story behind the Springboks' first World Cup win and the late Dr Mandela's influenceto unite people through sport.
Mrs Amanda PountneyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film!
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You don’t need to be a rugby fan to enjoy this film. The story is amazing and, I understand, extremely close to the true chain of events at a critical time for South Africa. Parts are played with conviction and I can watch this time after time.
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