Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.


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Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto

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Oct 20, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is nothing more than more MK ULTRA BRAINWASHING for black people worldwide to continue to be the COWARDS that are in real life right now and have always been since the historical slavery days all the way to these modern day slavery days in 2014 and beyond for black people only period.Shame on you too Naomie Harris for bleaching your skin like Erica Hubbard did period.Better than the ''Winnie Mandela'' hack of a movie by DEFAULT only,Idris Alba's good acting skills on display here cannot save this movie that is really hiding the real TRUTH about his real actual life from his childhood all the way to his death in real life.This is always the case and will always be the case as long as HOLLYWOOD,not honorable black people,are the makers of black films about black people period,BUT I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 08, 2014
  • 3romm3la rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although the movie was over two hours long, the content felt compressed. I also felt that Idris Elba was not right for the role. The story of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa is a great one, and I felt it could have been done better.

Aug 22, 2014
  • LadySugar rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

There were some weak parts of overall plot development and presentation. BUT Mr. IDRIS ELBA did a magnificient job. (and thats enough for me)

Aug 20, 2014

A truly inspiring film about a truly inspirational historical figure.

Jul 12, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Long, but gives a good overall view of Mandela's life. Not as entertaining as biopics like Ghandi or Michael Collins, but you get the essence of the man and his vision. I'm also presuming the historical facts are mostly correct. Idris Elba was great, as usual.

Jun 25, 2014
  • PearlyKayAm1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I love Mandela but the movie was tedious, with very few scenes of real drama. They could have done so much more with the material that it was a real disappointment.

Jun 16, 2014
  • voltaire10 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant performance by Idris Elba. Great cinematography. It will make you think about how valuable democracy is. Worth seeing.

Jun 08, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

May 10, 2014
  • EVAN24 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was too long and the makeup make Idris Elba look really weird and I'm a fan of the guys work.

Apr 28, 2014
  • clarap rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Intense movie, shows the violence and racism in Africa and Nelson Mandella's struggle to get rid of it. Enjoyed the movie, historical movie from the recent past.

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Jun 08, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will”. -Nelson Mandela


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