A Mighty Heart

This is a movie about the kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002. I rate it 7/10.

A Mighty Heart is a movie about the kidnapping and murder of the journalist Daniel Pearl in early 2002. It is based on the book of the same name by Mariane Pearl, Daniel’s wife.

Daniel Pearl doesn’t have much time onscreen here as the movie is about his kidnapping and the ensuing search. The main focus thus are the Pakistani law enforcement, of whom Irfan Khan playing the role of “Captain” did a good job, and Mariane. I was actually surprised to see that Angelina Jolie did some decent acting as Mariane, though there were some accent issues. Will Patton as the US diplomatic security guy looked bad, either intentionally or unintentionally, due to the constant smirk on his face.

I half expected the murder video released by the terrorists to be shown in the movie. However, only a couple of seconds of Danny were shown and not the gory parts of that video, which was a relief.

Overall, it was a decent movie. I rate it 7/10.

Author: Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer

One thought on “A Mighty Heart”

  1. I kinda find it hard or impossible to get my hands on the movies that you watch, maybe it takes time to reach us out… though am surely gonna watch this movie!

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