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Invictus 2009

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup...

Release Date:
December 11, 2009
Duration:
134 min
Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Geoffrey Brown, Danny Keogh, Murray Todd, Grant Swanby, Susan Danford, Henie Bosman, Sean Cameron Michael, Sivuyile Ngesi, Shakes Myeko, Patrick Walton Jr., Scott Eastwood, Langley Kirkwood, Robin Smith, Patrick Lyster, Andre Jacobs, Dan Robbertse, Albert Maritz, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Bonnie Henna, Robert Hobbs, Kgosi Mongake, Louis Minnaar, Matt Stern, Johnny Cicco, Julian Lewis Jones, Gideon Emery, Meren Reddy, Ashley Taylor, Japan Mthembu, Tony Kgoroge, Wayne Harrison, Richard Williams, Andrew Rose, Bart Fouche, Ryan Williams, David Dukas, Daniel Hadebe, Grant Roberts, Adjoa Andoh, Patrick Mofokeng, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Penny Downie, Sibongile Nojila, Josias Moleele, Melusi Yeni, Vuyo Dabula, Jodi Botha, Refiloe Mpakanyane, Jakkie Groenewald, Sello Motloung, Lida Botha, Sylvia Mngxekeza, James Lithgow, Malusi Skenjana, Gift Leotlela, Given Stuurman, Vuyolwethu Stevens, Ayabulela Stevens, Nambitha Mpumlwana, Mark Bown-Davies, Dale Stephen Dunn, Graham Lindemann, Andries Le Grange, Clive Richard Samuel, Richard Abrahamse, Sean Pypers, Riaan Wolmarans, Ryan Scott, Daniel Deon Wessels, Vaughn Thompson, Charl Engelbrecht, Rolf E. Fitschen, Andrew Nel, Rudi Zandberg, Abraham Vlok, Zak Feaunati, Richard Smith, Mark Rickard, Dan Visser, Patrick Bell, J.B. Redlinghaus, Louis Ackerman, Thomas Boyd, Herman Botha, Louis Pieterse, Richard Morris, Ryan Olivier, Warren Edwards, Renzo Puccini, McNeil Hendricks, John Paul Chapman, Sililo Victor Martens, Epeli Taione, Aukusitino Junior Poluleuligaga, Anton Coosner, Simon Peter Blakeley, Salman Safodien Davids, Warrick Ireland, Warren Taylor, Karl Bergemann, Jean-Pierre Van Zyl, Mohammed Ridhaa Oamon, Mark Snodgrass, Theodore Groyers, Gordon Johnston, Conrad Marais, Pieter Engelbrecht, Clinton Prinsloo, Yusuf Abrahams, Jody Burch, Wynand Collins, Abu Bakr Davids, Emile Olivier, Anthony Burns, Marius Erwee, Mfundo Galada, Michael van Schalkwyk, Jethro Mickleburgh, Gareth Rowe, Stuart Calder, Jonathan Van der Walt, Shane Vallender, Abbas Hendricks, Karlo Aspeling, Calvin Kotze, Joe Probyn, Eugene Butterworth, Mzikayise Rala, Brendon Shields, Reagan Anderson, Willem Mouton, Devan Gericke, Ashley Down, Clint Van Rensburg, Patrick Holman, Sarel du Plessis, Len Berter, Shawn du Plooy, Joel Serman, Enrico Blaauw, Warren Butler, Jamie Holtzhausen, Shaun Harding, Callan Artus, Juan Coetzer, Jake Levin, Keith Daly, Shaffiq Nordien, Edward O'Sullivan, Jaco Pieterse, Michael Ledwidge, Hendrix Franken, William Festers, Henry Temple, Dane Gallery, David John Fourie, Jadeon du Tait, Riaan Van der Vyver, Gerhard Gerber, Ross Peacock, Troy Futter, Michael La Grange, Morne Vletter, Brandon Hendricks, Bradley Contereal, Zuhair Achmat, Pedro Noronha, Tahir Achmat, Faseegh Mallick, Mario Jacobs, Kurt Kuhn, Kurt Khan, Adenaan Bazier, Mark Katzen, Brendell Brandt, Stewart Palmer, Ryan Roman, Hyron Thyse, Abu-Bakr Hendricks, Gerard Pedersen, Nezaan Bewee, Niklaas Soutman, Don Eiman, Taariq Davids, Tim Lawes ...
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography, Sport ...
Country:
USA

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Inspiring true story: Captain of South Africa's rugby team (Matt Damon)and Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) help unite their country post Apartide. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Give this one an 8/10.
Really good movie, great actors working together to provide quality art!
Great directing and good performances from the main cast (especially Morgan Freeman) makes "Invictus" a truly inspirational movie about standing up for something you believe in and never giving up.
Sometimes it feels quite long but overall, a very good film. But what else did you excpect when Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood work together.
Carried by great acting on all parts and dramatic retelling of historic events its a movie thats definately worth a watch
Through letting go of the past you reach new powers that make you win again. Beautifull movie about people showing strength in becoming powerfull by reaching new levels of harmony.
You allways taste clint eastwoods recipe as director, if nobody told me I could have guesed it.
i did generally enjoy it but overall its no masterpiece ...... Morgan Freeman gives a solid performance many people criticized his take on mandela's voice but so many comedians have took mandela off that it would have sounded funny if he had bang on plus he has the mannerisms down to a tee. Matt Damon does a good job also but nothing special.Its definitely a different route for Eastwood compared to his recent movies (Grand torino, Iwo Jima, mystic river)which have a much darker tone. This dramatic retelling of the events of the 1995 rugby world cup is heart warming and historically interesting. But this movie is clich
It has some very good phrases, but what I liked the most is the rugby match. I liked the movie. The bodyguards were very funny.
A great cast, along with the typical level of quality that's come to be expected of Clint Eastwood, make this the "family movie" of the year to see. It's basically a cross between a biopic and documentary, but that shouldn't keep you from seeing this one.
"Invictus" is Clint Eastwood's inspirational film about how Nelson Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to bring his people together.
Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) is recently released from prison and then elected the President of South Africa. With the apartheid just ended, the people of South Africa are still split emotionally. Mandela visits Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), who is the captain of the national rugby team. Most of the blacks in South Africa hated this team, as they were the team that the whites rooted for. Mandela believes that if the national team can win the Rugby World Cup, the people of South Africa will unite and maybe be able to coexist.
While being advertised as more of a political movie than a sports movie, the film focuses more on the sports aspect than Nelson Mandela's policies and how he was trying to fix the country. The little that is focused on Mandela's policies is near the beginning and dropped about an hour in.
Naturally, a lot of the side characters overcome racism to unite and cheer on the national team. Although it sounds a little cheesy, it's done very well and seems very natural. The accents of all the side characters are spot on, and Freeman's accent is one of the best in the film.
Oh, and speaking of accents, someone should ban Matt Damon from ever doing an accent in a movie. "The Departed" could be seen as a fluke, but this is enough. His accent floats in between an English, Australian and South African accent; sometimes all in the same scene. How did I know his accent was Australian? There are Australians in the scenes with him. You think it would be easy for him to know not to sound like them. Other times his words are so muffled they sound like he is saying other things. I can't tell if he is saying f**k or focus half the time.
The only other big complaint is the overtly cheesy inspirational music used in some of the scenes. The words in the songs are so blatant that it is almost kind of funny. These pop up more near the end of the movie, otherwise the score is near perfect.
Morgan Freeman does a decent job, as well as Damon.
"Invictus" is not Oscar worthy, but still a damn good job. Then again, the film has the potential to be a Best Picture nomination with the newly announced 10 nominees.
Overall "Invictus" gets a 4 out of 5.