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945 Ratings

Mississippi Burning

Directed by Alan Parker
United States, 1988
Crime, Drama, History


Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his former Sheriff partner.

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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

National Board of Review

1988 | 4 wins including: Best Film

1988 | Top Ten Films

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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