Jays Rating:

Director Clint Eastwood shows how Nelson Mandela used the National Rugby Championship to bring the country together after he was imprisoned in South Africa for 27 years in the film Invictus. Four years after Nelson Mandela played by Morgan Freeman is released from prison he is elected president but everyone fears social instability because the whites are afraid of retribution and the blacks want revenge. Mandela knows sports can bring people together so he talks to the captain of the Rugby team played by Matt Damon to teach the game to black children in 1995 the year the “Springboc’s” are preparing for the World Cup. This is one of the most inspiring films of the year. Clint Eastwood knows how to show social unrest and prejudice without making it so obvious that even a blind guy could see it. (I couldn’t resist that last comment) Morgan Freeman gives another award winning performance and Matt Damon continues to impress everyone. I was surprised Eastwood gave us some feel good shots and that could hurt during award time but it just made it a better, more entertaining movie. This is in my top 5 films of the year and I’m giving it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.