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870 Ratings

Mississippi Burning

Directed by Alan Parker
United States, 1988
Crime, Drama


Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

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Mississippi Burning Directed by Alan Parker

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Best Actor


Academy Awards

1989 | Winner: Best Cinematography

1989 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

Critics reviews

Parker has stuck so exclusively to his white heroes that he has drained all complexity out of everyone else, blacks and racists alike, and he passes over many real-life details that would have made even his simple melodramatic approach stronger.
December 16, 1988
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