A healthy dose of old-fashioned, all-American bravery
The Roxy Bar and Screen is perhaps one of London's best-kept secrets. Tucked away behind thick red curtains, the screening room has something of a speakeasy feel about it – expect comfy couches, cosy armchairs, leather sofas, tables and barstool all set in front of the big screen. Your ticket also includes any main dish from the Roxy menu before you tuck into the main event. Tonight’s offering Angelina Jolie’s drama, Unbroken. For her second film as a director, Jolie has gone down the traditional Hollywood route. 2014’s Unbroken is an all-American film about athlete-turned-soldier Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), who survived for 47 days floating alone on a raft after his plane was shot down during WW2 before enduring a horrific period in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Expect dramatic and challenging scenes; impressive and elaborate camera-work and a healthy does of old-fashioned bravery. "You can’t help but feel uplifted by this tough-skinned movie that can stand with the best muscular wartime dramas in the American movie canon." – New York Daily News "Jack O’Connell’s wiry, indefatigable Zamperini holds your attention without effort." – Total Film Over 18s only. Certificate: 15. Valid ID required. Runtime: 2 hour 17 minutes. Dress code: smart casual.
"Epic and ambitious."