Friday, January 3, 2014

Invictus * * * 1/2.

Invictus is a deeply inspirational film about Nelson Mandela, who is portrayed as an elder statesman of high ideals on par with Abraham Lincoln, and the rugby team that he helped promote.  The movie would have us believe that their victory in the 1995 World Cup helped mend a racially divided nation.

The truth about Nelson Mandela and South Africa is far less pleasant.  Nevertheless, I like the movie for its high ideals even if they don't match the reality of Nelson Mandela.

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