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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Reviews

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Overview


Genre :

Biography, Drama

Release Date :

November 29, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Justin Chadwick

Starring :

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

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

“..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]
2.5 of 4

“..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]
2.5 of 4

“..but in those moments when Elba shows the doubts, compromises and complications that make the man, we get glimpses of a life truly lived..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 5

“..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]
2.5 of 4

“..a biopic that is more dutiful than illuminating..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]
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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