Angelina Jolie is remarkably canny in 'A Mighty Heart'

Michael Winterbottom's film is for that subset of the population who decided against downloading video of the murder by terrorists of journalist Daniel Pearl. A caramel-dipped Angelina Jolie plays Pearl’s wife, Mariane, injecting what could have been sensationalism with subtlety and not a shred of melodrama. David Edelstein glowingly remarked that “Jolie is a remarkably canny actress, and she plays Mariane with the kind of brusque economy that characterizes the real woman’s writing and public appearances.”

A Mighty Heart

Paramount Home Video

Out October 16