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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Overview


Genre

Biography, Drama

Release Date

November 29, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

146 min.

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Justin Chadwick

Producer

Anant Singh

Screenwriter

William Nicholson

Starring

  • Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela
  • Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela
  • Mark Elderkin
  • Carl Beukes
  • Tony Kgoroge
  • Riaad Moosa
  • Zolani Mkiva
  • Jamie Bartlett
  • Lindiwe Matshikiza
  • Deon Lotz
  • Terry Pheto
  • Robert Hobbs

Story


"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society. Idris Elba (Prometheus) stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) directing.

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Kate Middleton, Prince William
The Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Arrivals
Dec 05, 2013
Kate Middleton, Prince William
The Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Arrivals
Dec 05, 2013

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..still, the film is a useful look at important history, and in the second half it grows intriguingly tangled..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..a biopic that is more dutiful than illuminating..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..as a primer, it's respectable; as cinema, it feels like a biblical gospel, always gearing up for the next big speech or moment, yet shackled by the greatness of its subject..”
by Dave Calhoun [Time Out New York]