Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Ultimately, Winnie is a woman who seems to embody the paradoxes of her country's turbulent history. Read full review
A serviceable if sometimes overwrought biography, with solid performances and the courage to spotlight not only the heroics but the appalling misdeeds committed by the iconic Ms. Mandela. Read full review
Winnie begins as hagiography and ends in hellish confusion. Read full review
A story that probably could have been told better as a miniseries, the film's main strength is its performances. Read full review
Winnie Mandela is a simplistic look at a complex figure. Read full review
Director Darrell Roodt’s by-the-numbers biopic suffers from clunky dialogue and shallow characterization, all while never deciding what to make of its leading lady. Read full review
Any urgency the movie has comes from co-star Terrence Howard, a firebrand of an actor who can’t be contained by a paint-by-numbers script.
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Decently acted despite screenplay shortcomings. Read full review
This twist doesn’t so much probe the situation’s ambiguities as reflect the filmmaker’s uncertainty about how to properly portray a major historical figure in all her troubling complexity. Read full review
Like many a biopic before it, Winnie Mandela shoehorns an exceptional life into the standard template of a highlights reel, lurching from one Important Moment to the next. Read full review
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