Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Synopsis
Nelson Mandela is instrumental in bringing down apartheid and becomes South Africa's president.
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By zoejenkins
The film was a wonderful celebration of the man - beautifully acted, great direction and the film was rich in information. Run, do not walk to see it!!...

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By cjnnj
I thought this was a good story of a man that made alot of changes. However, it did raise alot of questions that the movie didn't address but that just leaves it to us to read more and find out more...

Great Movie

By Stephaniemcus
The movie was great. I felt like I was right their in South Africa. The acting was very good and entertaining. This is a good family movie for teaching history....

If you are interested in SA History - go see this movie

By marilynbarnes
The movie tells the history from Mr. Mandela and Winnie Mandela perspective. Violence due to the historical nature of film and the Country's history . Go see it if you want a glimpse into South...

This Movie is a historic MUST GO!!!

By snw4931
I loved this movie and not only the way they presented President Nelson Mandela but also the significance of Winnie Mandela to the end of apartheid in Africa....

Astounding man, conventional movie

By bkborn
The film aims to cover his entire life, far too ambitious even for this long movie, but the focus is myopic on Mandela alone with every other character but Winnie consigned to minuscule unexplored...

Gained additional perspective about wisdom and anger

By sjohn126
This movie was excellent because it enabled me to see an additional perspective on why Mandela was set free. Also, I was able to feel more of what Mandela actually experienced, by viewing this...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

By marymalhotra
This is a great movie! Well worth the 2.5 hours. It is well paced through 3/4 of it. The last 1/2 hour is a little long but still very good. The actors are excellent. Spread the word because this...

Very inspiring!

By Homegirl Critic
You must see "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." It is very inspiring with some beautiful vistas of South Africa. Idris Elba is a dynamic and intense Nelson Mandela!...

A Must See-Universal Higher Education

By rgloverdc
Overall, an amazing life lesson from which we, the human race, can learn and benefit from. As with many movies, some significant details might have been overlooked. Nonetheless, this is a great movie...

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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 Nelson Mandela deserves a great movie. This isn't it.
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