Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review
Mighty Heart, A

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 126 (Dec 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Denis O'Hare, Archie Panjabi, Will Patto & Gary Wilmes

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 4
Internet Links

Special Features
Special features include up front previews, which are forced, and the following featurettes: A Journey Of Passion: The Making Of A Mighty Heart (30 minutes) and Committee To Protect Journalists (nine minutes); a Public Service Announcement

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35052
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/16/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Michael Winterbottom
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After her husband, Daniel Pearl (Futterman), is kidnapped by terrorists in Pakistan while on assignment for The Wall Street Journal, Mariane (Jolie) mounts a frantic campaign to find him. It takes A Mighty Heart to continue looking for clues as to who has kidnapped her husband and to face the reality that may lie at the end of her search. Based on the book by Mariane Pearl. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.30:1 DVD has a desaturated look, awash in earthy hues of brown. Resolution is generally good, but the imagery often looks somewhat smeared and soft. Black levels are slightly milky, with the entire image often looking somewhat washed out. Shadow delineation is not great, as the near-black portions of the video can look crushed. Edge enhancement is not overly obtrusive, and the print is very clean. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby