Reviews for this film from our members:
Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
Excerpt: La vida de Madiba, a escena en una propuesta que pasa de puntillas sobre todos los temas que toca sin profundizar prácticamente en ninguno. Parece más bien un producto audiovisual de apoyo a algún manual didáctico sobre el líder africano.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
Excerpt: An inspiring biodrama about the art of leadership pioneered by Nelson Mandela based on love and forgiveness.
Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
Excerpt: Less a film than a Wikipedia article come to life, Justin Chadwick’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom suffers from the same problem that afflicts pretty much all biopics: the impossibility of condensing an entire lifetime into a few hours in a way which doesn’t feel stodgy or reductive.
Michael Dequina @ TheMovieReport.com
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom certainly benefits from its iconic, inspiring subject, but it’s also too perfunctory to do him justice.
Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
Excerpt: Relentlessly respectful, yet lacking the intense emotional punch that would have made it great.
Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
Excerpt: There’s never a scene that encapsulates who Mandela was and why he was the driving engine in apartheid’s ultimate collapse.
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: Bit of a shame that a man who looms so large in the hearts and minds of so many has been packed neatly away into a film that is handsome, respectable, and just a tad stodgy.
Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
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Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: A womb-to-tomb biopic that is so overstuffed that you realize that it’s not only bad, but it’s out of date.
Diego Salgado @ Cine para Leer [Spanish]
Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
Excerpt: Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom may serve its purpose in giving us the Cliff Notes version on this influential man, but it misses some opportunities. Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: A respectable effort, but far from an inspired one.
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