Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Released 2013

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Director:
Justin Chadwick
Released:
2013
Rating:
PG-13
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. Golden Globe-Winner Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS) stars as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris (SKYFALL) stars as Winnie Mandela, with Justin Chadwick (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) directing.

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  • 80

    The Telegraph David Gritten

    With the magnificent Elba to anchor it, the film gradually achieves a sort of grandeur, in the manner of the hero it depicts.

  • 63

    New York Post Kyle Smith

    Provides a different take on its subject than many of us are accustomed to: Nelson Mandela is no Martin Luther King Jr., and he was far more radical than even Malcolm X. If you're ...

  • 38

    Slant Magazine Andrew Schenker

    A cursory history lesson with no interest in probing the deeper or more complex implications of Mandela's positions and their relationship to his country's shifting landscape.

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