Completely uninspired. Jack O'Connell does brilliantly, as per usual as does Domnhall Gleeson and most of the supporting actors are good as well. The writing is bland at best as is the directing. Very Oscar-baity and all around forgettable. Cliche from top to bottom.
7/10 : Biopic - Guerre, En 1942, durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un avion s'écrase en mer. Huit membres de l'équipage meurent et seulement trois, dont l'athlète olympique américain Louis Zamperini, survivent durant 47 jours sur un canot de sauvetage. Ils sont ensuite capturés par la marine impériale japonaise et envoyés dans un camp de prisonniers de guerre, à Ōmori où ils sont soumis à des travaux forcés.
I fell asleep halfway through, as I predicted going in. This is such an overdone genre, the WWII movie, that for it to be remarkable these days it needs to be truly original and well done. This is neither one of these. Like mentioned in other reviews, this would serve better as a documentary on Zamperini's life. 1.5/5
It is not that the film is bad nor the story is weak, it's actually very powerful but it looked as if it promised a lot more eventful amazing episodes in the life of this gentleman, but it is in the end just the strength of the spirit and the stamina of the body enduring and for that, I think the film misses the chance the make it truly remarkable. Not even the actor is untainted.
It's a shame going into a movie like this and coming out not feeling much. With so many great movies already in this genre you have to really give something, and unfortunately I ended up feeling a bunch of nothing for the characters. Like many poorly penned films of recent times the script jumps from one "important" scene to the next without filling in the character in between.