The story of athlete Louis Zamperini who competed in the 1936 Olympics and was later captured by the Japanese, while serving in the US Army Air Force in WWII.
It's a truly epic tail of survival against seemingly insurmountable odds and this film really does the story justice. Jack O'Connell does a great job in the lead role.
It's beautifully directed by Angelina Jolie, who clearly learned a lot whilst being directed by Clint Eastwood in "Changeling". If this is anything to go by, she's going to have a long and illustrious career as a director. 9/10
Tom Cruise has frozen face, an attractive lady has a splendid cleavage, lots of violence takes place, dodgy right wing Old Testament justice is meted out and occasional moments of plot appear amongst loads of improbable nonsense.
De Niro in magical form, a really solid entertaining show, interspersed with some very funny parts. Not a usual fan of Anne Hathaway but she's less of her usual persona in this. 7/10
I've been very blessed to have recently watched some of the best films I've ever seen but there's one that is still affecting me, The Lady In The Van. I had posted about this earlier in this thread but Maggie Smith's performance especially is just mind-blowing. It's a wonderful film, will have to watch it again later.