Invictus: Morgan Freeman is Nelson Mandela, who, as a way of easing racial tensions, enthusiastically supports the South African rugby team. Inspiring and educational, even if Clint Eastwood's direction is flabby at times.
- Marjorie Baumgarten
The Messenger: An injured soldier (Ben Foster) has the grim task of notifying the families of slain service members. As his superior, Woody Harrelson is funny and unforgettable in this sad, deceptively simple story.
- Kenneth Burns