Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

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Genre: Biography , Drama , Historical drama

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  • (Male) Standard Examiner

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    This is the message of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” A message I hope will continue to inspire for generations to come. This movie may not do it all, but it does enough for now... See Full Review

  • (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The framework captures Mandela’s tribal childhood, if not the abrupt transition from grass huts to law school. As long as the film is, one feels his famous 1960s trial and the war of wills he fought in prison are shortchanged. But there are still lovely grace notes — gorgeous African panoramas, moments of grief — personal and national... See Full Review

  • (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    At its best moments you feel as if you are living inspiring moments of history, and at its worse, you are left more dizzy than dazzled by all the makeup changes meant to show the passage of decades and the process of aging... See Full Review


    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Although the story is based on facts, the scenes of riots, bombings, shootings and bloody attacks are too intense for most younger teens and certainly children.
    However Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is a powerful obituary. And at his death, it is likely many North Americans will remember Mandela as the man who professed, “No one is born hating another person. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”... See Full Review

  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    Mature 18+ | Worth Your Time

    -- a hagiographic film glowing with admiration for its protagonist and bent on demonstrating the historical significance of his personal journey... See Full Review

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Despite being based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography, the film offers little insight into an important figure in the human rights struggle. However, Idris Elba's performance makes it worth seeing... See Full Review

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