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November 29, 2013
PG-13 , 2 hr 19 min
1,109 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Nelson Mandela is instrumental in bringing down apartheid and becomes South Africa's president.
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By 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.
The Hollywood Reporter
By David Rooney
Mandela is straightforward storytelling of a type that’s somewhat out of fashion, but ultimately no less stirring for it.
By Steven Rea
A conventional biopic made anything but conventional by the magnitude of its subject's life and accomplishments, and by Idris Elba's...
By Roger Moore
Looming large above this “Long Walk” is Elba, in a mostly still performance, one of quietly compelling authority that dominates every...
By Richard Roeper
Elba captures the fire and the passion of Mandela the young activist, the resilience of Mandela the political prisoner, and the wisdom and...
Los Angeles Times
By Kenneth Turan
It is the incendiary work of British actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris as the couple in question that elevates our involvement in this...
By Chris Nashawaty
All of the highlights are dutifully hit, as in a made-for-TV movie (albeit a lavish, gorgeously photographed one). Unfortunately, they're...
By Claudia Puig
Sometimes it's the most remarkable and heroic figures whom movies can't seem to get right. Such is the case with Mandela: Long Walk to...
By Michelle Orange
"Mandela" is not without the capacity to move.
By Scott Foundas
For all its failings, there is one thing about “Long Walk to Freedom” that can’t be denied: Idris Elba gives a towering performance, a...
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
I was very disappointed in this movie. It lacked depth, didn't develop relationships or events, and focused too much on Winnie. It didn't show much about Mandela's upbringing, which laid the...
Mandela Long Walk
Probably one of the most compelling autobiographical movies I've seen. Mandela (Elba) was human, yet extremely charismatic....
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Rated PG-13 | For Disturbing Images, Brief Strong Language, Intense Sequences of Violence and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under
Nelson Mandela deserves a great movie. This isn't it.
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