Mississippi Burning

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Released 1988

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Director:
Alan Parker
Released:
1988
Rating:
R

Two FBI agents face racism while investigating the disappearance of three civil rights activists in 1964 Mississippi.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Apart from its pure entertainment value - this is the best American crime movie in years - it is an important statement about a time and a condition that should not be forgotten. T...

  • 80

    Variety

    Though its credibility is undermined by a fanciful ending, Mississippi Burning captures much of the truth in its telling of the impact of a 1964 FBI probe into the murders of three...

  • 63

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Parker recreates the hate-and-fear-filled atmosphere in that small Southern town with broad brush strokes. But in the end, all of his spectacular fires send out a lot more heat tha...

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Drama, Suspense

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Crime, Thrillers, 80s