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  1. pluviosity's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    it's the 'simple' biopic about a man with thousand facets, of course it end up to just acceptable. Beside, it's based on the book, the 630 freaking details-crazy pages.

  2. smndvdcl's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    By no means a masterpiece, but significantly under-rated. As a biopic, it may not have the depth in narration present in his autobiography, but it effectively unites the social, political and historical context of Nelson's life and key turning points throughout it.

  3. hubertguillaud's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Un film certes très classique dans sa réalisation et sa reconstitution, qui se concentre sur la vie personnelle de Mandela sans trop cacher les mauvais côté du personnage, malgré son côté hagiographie. Dommage qu’il laisse l’apartheid un peu en arrière plan : la prison de Mandela nous éloignant des violences que subit l’Afrique du Sud.

  4. taniaburrito's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

  5. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

  6. fardian's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    not too viral like Malcolm X

  7. Angela's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Elba is amazing, but this film fails to say anything about Mandela or about history. It is scattered, superficial, and totally incoherent. It should be enriching in some way, but is just so... basic. Such a bloated, incurious waste.

  8. _ricardo's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Seems to be a television made movie, without the impact that we expect from a Mandela life achievment

  9. commonwastrel's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    This looks to be the typical Oscar-baiting biopic, but it's fucking Idris Elba so I'm not complaining.

  10. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Not so pertinent as it could be, “Mandela: a Long Walk to Freedom” is a limited biopic... Full review: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/12/mandela-long-walk-to-freedom-2013.html

  11. janice.hughes's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Anant Singh waited 20 years to make this film. He found a terrific writer in Nicholson and a great actor in Idris Elba, yet we all know this story far too well. We yearned to learn more of this great man but were starved of the details that could have given us a new insight into his life. The film wavered in trying to tell of his personal sacrifices and the bigger political picture but achieved neither in the end.

  12. msmichel's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    A biopic that would play better in a junior history class than a theatre, this take on Mandela though serviceable fails to light any spark of furthering knowledge and adds insult to injury by glazing over the post jail relationship of Nelson and Winnie. What should have been an important film winds up feeling like Attenborough - light. Elba gives a strong performance almost overcoming his lack of resemblance..almost.

  13. Ellie Groom's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Elba is not enough to sustain this meandering, bloated biopic that touches on a lot of fascinating things but never stops to really tell a story.

  14. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

  15. kacey's rating of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    A film that seems to be designed to play in World History classes for ages to come. It gives you the breadth of Mandela, without the depth of Mandela.