Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Reviews

  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
    • Genre : Biography, Drama
    • Release Date : November 29, 2013
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 146
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : The Weinstein Company
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.

    • Readers Rate
      4 of 5
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  • there is one thing about "Long Walk to Freedom" that can't be denied: Idris Elba gives a towering performance, a Mandela for the ages
    by Scott Foundas [Variety ]
  • still, the film is a useful look at important history, and in the second half it grows intriguingly tangled
    2.5 of 4 by Kyle Smith [New York Post ]
  • but in those moments when Elba shows the doubts, compromises and complications that make the man, we get glimpses of a life truly lived
    2.5 of 4 by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone ]
  • 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
    3 of 5 by Dave Calhoun [Time Out New York ]
  • a biopic that is more dutiful than illuminating
    2.5 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • 2 of 5 Reviewed by Jordan Hoffman [ ]
  • 1.5 of 4 Reviewed by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine ]
  • Reviewed by Michelle Orange [Village Voice ]
  • Reviewed by Stephen Holden [NY Times ]

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