This biopic tells the story of war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), who was killed in Syria while documenting the country's bloody civil war. An award-winning journalist who lost an eye while reporting in Sri Lanka, she teams up with freelance photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) and combats her own demons of PTSD and alcoholism while boldly chasing down dangerous but vital stories. Directed by Matthew Heineman.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
Becoming Marie Colvin
Requiem for A Private War - inspiration behind the original song by renowned musician Annie Lennox
Women in the World Summit Q&A - featuring cast and director
Pike was fantastic portraying a person determined and ultimately obsessed to the point of her own demise in helping others around the world. A beautifully told simultaneously uplifting and tragic presentation of true events.
I might seem naive but I didn’t know who Marie Colvin was before this movie but because of it I learned about a fascinating journalists and her quest for the truth to be told about the horrors of war. Rosamund Pike gave a strong and memorable performance of Colvin (watched interviews of her just to compare and a documentary about her struggles to get her story told the way she wanted it to) and breathed new life into what could have been a snooze fest of a predictable Oscar bait role but turned out to be pretty amazing.
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This was a great movie and the depiction of a person who suffers from PTSD that was not in the military, was riviting. Pike's performance was spectacular and her journey throughout the film kept wanting to know more.
The true story of Marie Colvin a journalist who covered wars from the late 1980s until 2012.
She is considered a reporter on par with the greats.
She didn't just cover wars. She was committed to the telling the stories of those who were effected by wars.
A truly, intense, realistic film, with a performance by Rosamund Pike that is probably her finest ever. She becomes Marie Colvin.
Rosamund Pike gives an outstanding performance of a woman who is compelled to go into the most dangerous war situations. In addition to this destructive impulse, she has others. You never see a completely happy person in Pike's portrayal of an actual historical figure, That can be depressing, but Pike portrays that person completely convincingly.