Excerpt: There are moments where “The 33” pulls a little too hard on the heartstrings, and the comic relief interludes are not uniformly successful. But “The 33” tells its story as comprehensively as possible, in a reasonably lean and taut manner, and even manages to unearth a few details that weren’t on the news at the time.
Excerpt: Director Patricia Riggen wisely puts faith, hope, and fortitude up front drowning out the mechanics. If she had also put Chile and authenticity on the same level, The 33 would move you and remind us of the shock we all felt in 2010.
Excerpt: Rather than show us a Chilean story of harrowing survival, we get a Hollywood glamor shot of unlikely heroes in a deathless miracle of feels that studio execs love. The American media made this tragedy our story through their coverage and this movie does the same.