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Saturday, 12 December 2009


Course, The Archive never doubted it but it looks as if Clint Eastwood has turned out another cracking movie - "Making a crowd-pleasing film about rugby, a sport virtually unplayed in America, and South African reconciliation may be exceedingly hard to pull off, but many critics are saying that Clint Eastwood has done so with Invictus , which stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as the captain of the South African rugby team. A. O. Scott in the New York Times says that Eastwood has managed to turn out "an exciting sports movie, an inspiring tale of prejudice overcome and, above all, a fascinating study of political leadership." The performances of Freeman and, to a lesser extent, Damon are also receiving much acclaim. Freeman, writes Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News, is so in-tune with the former South African president's..." FULL

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