Family Movie Review-The 33

“Holly on Hollywood”

by Holly McClure


The 33 is the incredible story of 33 miners who, in 2010, were buried alive, 200 stories beneath the surface of a 100-year-old mine in Chile. Over 69 days international teams desperately worked day and night to rescue the trapped men. With a small supply of food to ration among them, suffocating heat and mental exhaustion, the men held on, unified in their fight for life, as their families camped close and the world watched. Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche and Lou Diamond Phillips star.

Based on the gripping actual events, the PG13 story takes us into the darkest depths of the earth (2,041 ft.) where unimaginable and excruciating conditions tested each man’s physical and mental endurance. The special effects are believable, there’s a beautiful imaginary dinner scene that takes place among the starving miners, Banderas and Phillips deliver powerful performances and above ground, families refuse to give up, clinging to faith and hope for their loved ones. My favorite part was seeing the real miners at the end of the movie, which makes what was once only a news story, now a relatable testimony to the triumph of the human spirit, incredible courage and indomitable faith!  Go see The 33!

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~

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Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!

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