REVIEW: As a castaway story, a historical drama and a portrait of an Olympian turned soldier, “Unbroken” -- directed by Angelina Jolie -- is a touching and important work. | ★★★½ out of four stars Updated 12:26 PM
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Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996.
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