Lists: Drama, Biopic, War

Brief Synopsis: "A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II."

Overall Ranking: 2534 (Rank from 2014: # 130)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 6.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 60%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Bryan Lienesch84 - This film should be regarded as a coming out party for Jack O'Connell not unlike 'Short Term 12' was for Brie Larson a year before.
David Baruffi80 - The review is incomplete.
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Dan O'Neill70(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Ben Lane70(full review)
Minnesota Man65 - Missing the emotion...but a story worth knowing.
(full review)
Citizen Charlie61(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Stewart Hoffman61(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman60 - The story is inspiring but the film's approach is too conventional.
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Darren of Movie Reviews 10160(full review)
Marshall And The Movies52(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis50(full review)
Sober Film Chick Mary Dieng40(full review)

People Involved

  • Jack OConnell (Louis Zamperini)
  • Takamasa Ishihara (Mutsuhiro The Bird Watanabe)
  • Garrett Hedlund (John Fitzgerald)
  • Jai Courtney (Hugh Cup Cuppernell)
  • Domhnall Gleeson (Russel Allen Phil Phillips)
  • Finn Wittrock (Francis Mac McNamara)
  • John Magaro (Frank A. Tinker)
  • Alex Russell (Pete Zamperini)
  • Spencer Lofranco (Harry Brooks)
  • Luke Treadaway (Miller)
  • Sophie Dalah (Virginia)
  • John DLeo (Young Pete)
  • Morgan Griffin (Cynthia Applewhite)
  • Sean ODonnell (Boy(s) (voice))
  • Maddalena Ischiale (Louise Zamperini)
  • John Magaro (Frank A. Tinker)
  • C.J. Valleroy (Young Louis)
  • Ross Anderson (Blackie)
  • Vincenzo Amato (Anthony Zamperini)
  • Ken Watanabe (Omori officer)
  • Savannah Lamble (Sylvia Zamperini)
  • Travis Jeffery (Jimmy)
  • James McEnery (Marine at Airbase)
  • Jordan Patrick Smith (Cliff)
  • Stephen Stanton (Berlin Olympics Radio Announcer (voice))
  • Talia Mano (Young Sylvia)
  • Yutaka Izumihara (Radio Tokyo Man)
  • Dylan James Watson (Green Hornet Engineer)
  • Hisa Goto (Omori guard)
  • Hiroshi Kasuga (Naoetsu Guard 1)
  • Akira Fujii (Japanese Athlete)
  • Chris Proctor (James)
  • Shinji Ikefuji (Japanese Translator)
  • Brodie Henson (British p.o.w)
  • Michael Whalley (Stanley Pillsbury)
  • Shingo Usami (Corporal Kono)
  • Stefan Mogel (SS Guard)
  • Clay Zamperini (Torch Bearer)
  • Jess Terrell (American POW)
  • Sean-Ryan Petersen (Boy)
  • Ryan Ahern (Mitchell)
  • Toby Fuller (Spike Runner)
  • Conor Fogarty (American POW)
  • Jack Marshall (Bully)
  • Ross Langley (Mitchell)
  • Louis McIntosh (Lt. William Harris)
  • Taki Abe (Radio Tokyo Man)
  • Marcus Vanco (Lambert)
  • Keiichi Enomoto (Omori Guard)
  • Stephen J. Douglas (Clarence Douglas)
  • Taka Uematsu (Kwajalein Guard)
  • Yoji Tatsuta (Naoetsu Guard 2)
  • John Michael Burdon (Man in Stadium)
  • Ben Rossberg (British POW Officer)
  • Sean Edward Frazer (US Officer p.o.w)
  • Yoshinao Aonuma (Kwajalein Guard)
  • James Storer (American P.O.W.)
  • Joel Knights (British POW Officer)
  • Kristopher Bos (U.S. Officer P.O.W.)
  • Katsu Nojiri (Omori Guard)
  • Matt Hurley (US Officer P.O.W)
  • Shane Leckenby (British POW)
  • Connor Clarke (American P.O.W)
  • Steven Carnuccio (Church Attendee)
  • Matthew Crocker (Australian P.O.W)
  • Connor Zegenhagen (British Soldier)
  • Nicholas Farris (Olympic Race Starter)
  • Sarah Alison (Virginia)
  • Mathew Hislop (Australian POW)
  • Matthew McConnell (American P.O.W)
  • Dougal Walker (British POW)
  • Jack Alcock (American POW)
  • Darren Wyer (Infirmary p.o.w)
  • Andy de Lore (Infirmary POW)
  • Mitch Christen (British POW (uncredited))
  • Matt Clayton (US Enlisted POW (uncredited))
  • Graeme Ford (British P.O.W. (uncredited))
  • Darren Gallagher (Soldier (uncredited))
  • Kent Lee (Olympic spectator / Japanese Olympic team member (uncredited))
  • Beau Paley (American POW (uncredited))
  • Craig Walker (Berlin Olympics Spectator (uncredited))
  • Angelina Jolie (Director)
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