Unbroken: Path to Redemption is an extraordinary and powerful true story that testifies the power of forgiveness, redemption and grace.
The film, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, begins where the previous film Unbroken concludes and shares the next chapter of the unbelievable true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.
Louie is haunted by nightmares of his torment as a prisoner of war and sees himself as anything but a hero. He then meets Cynthia, a young women who captures his eye, and his heart. The couple soon get married but find themselves on the brink of divorce as Louis’ quest for revenge drives him deep into despair. However Cynthia experiences a Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles in 1949, she finds faith in God and a renewed commitment to her marriage and husband. Her most fervent prayer is for God to help Louis find peace and forgiveness, can God break Louis’ cold and closed off heart?
The story of Louis’ conversion is the film that faith-based audiences were hoping the first Unbroken movie would have told, but it is worth the wait. This is a powerful sequel that is fantastically directed by Harold Cronk and well produced from the re-creation of 1940s America right through to Louis’ PTSD nightmares and flashbacks.
Samuel Hunt is wonderfully cast as Louis Zamperini and really brings across the emotion and struggles that Louis faced, the struggles with faith and the miraculous change to his life after giving himself to Jesus Christ at a Billy Graham crusade. Billy Graham is brilliantly portrayed by his grandson Will Graham.
Overall Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a powerful and emotional film that pays tribute to the ministry of Billy Graham and the redemption and true life story of Louis Zamperini. This is a must see and gripping film that testifies to the fact that no one is beyond God’s grace of redemption.