Nelson Mandela was a saint. Freeman owns this one effortlessly. Clint is the first born of John Ford no question about it. The steadiness, the calm, the way he hovers above drama & never plunges into sentimental blackmail.Still the best at showing and uncovering the humane inside the human hero. Not an easy feat; yet he pulls it off with such grace that it seems easy the task of directing a film>a teacher of awesome.
For a man that made such an impact,from a director that mostly delivers great films, from a cast that nearly always hits the mark, comes an underwhelming sports drama that makes a not so great film that is off the mark and has little impact. The only bright moment of the film was the poem from William Ernest Henley with the titled name.
An inspiring portrait of Nelson Mandela, his vision, and what he has achieved for his South African nation. His political formula is not so much about using sports to unite his countrymen to avoid repeating the cycle of hatred and oppression that apartheid have brought his homeland. Above it all, it was how he uses his leadership to sow and inspire change through forgiving the enemies.
Non il miglior Eastwood ma un film che mi è piaciuto molto. Regia sempre di gran classe che si abbandona a qualche eccesso nel finale (il rallenty che dura un'infinità...), e sfocia nella retorica fin troppo facilona in qualche punto (il bambino nero portato in spalla dai poliziotti).
i like Morgan Freeman, i adore Nelson Mandela for his enourmous courage and love for human beings, and i dislike Clint Eastwood (as an actor AND as a director). these were the premises before i ve seen the film, and this film changed nothing of this. Morgan Freeman plays well, but he had not much to do here, cause his character was so unbelievable flat painted. Politicaly this film was also a