The 2002 kidnapping and execution of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl shocked the world. Michael Winterbottom’s dramatization, A Mighty Heart, mercifully averts our eyes from Pearl’s grisly fate, but the decision to emphasize Pearl’s pregnant wife Mariane’s stoic vigil proves overly cautious. EXTRAS Heart could have benefited from the simmering tensions between Mariane and WSJ staff described in a making-of. Instead, the underwritten supporting cast seems resigned to reflect on Angelina Jolie’s performance, which she calls ”the most important thing I’ve done on film.” B-
Genre: War, Drama; Starring: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irfan Khan; Director: Michael Winterbottom; Author: Laurence Coriat, Michael Winterbottom; Release Date Wide: 06/22/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Paramount Vantage
Posted October 15 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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