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Eastwood on the Pitch: At 79, Clint tackles Mandela in 'Invictus'new

It’s the 24th day of filming on Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, the 30th film he has directed in a career that now spans more than a half-century — and, as usual on an Eastwood set, if you didn’t know they were shooting a major Hollywood movie here, you’d be none the wiser.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  12-11-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Bloody but Unbowed: Clint Eastwood's 'Invictus'new

The two things Invictus has going for it are the use of Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) as its central character and its underdog sports story. Americans like against-all-odds athletic tales. Even so, I think it may be something of a hard sell. Hoosiers this isn’t.
Artvoice  |  George Sax  |  12-11-2009  |  Reviews

'Invictus' Starts Out Strong, But Devolves Into a Mediocre Sports Movienew

The film seems like it's on its way to greatness in the beginning, with Nelson Mandela dealing with the difficulties of being South Africa's first black president. Unfortunately, the film goes off track; by its underwhelming sporting-event finale, it has completely lost focus.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  12-10-2009  |  Reviews

Mandela's Lessons Come Across Loud and Clear in 'Invictus'

Morgan Freeman's brilliant performance as Nelson Mandela is the kind of transformation that Academy Award members aggressively reward come Oscar season. Whether or not they'll be as impressed with Anthony Peckham's airy adaptation of John Carlin's book Playing the Enemy is questionable.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-07-2009  |  Reviews

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