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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Justin Chadwick

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About the Movie

Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey to becoming one of history’s most iconic figures is brought to life in MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. “Idris Elba powerfully conveys Mandela's charisma and impassioned dedication” (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) as a political leader and human rights advocate. The film chronicles his early life, education, marriage to Winnie Mandela (Naomie Harris) and 27 year prison sentence before becoming South Africa’s first democratically elected president and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 123
  • Fresh: 72
  • Rotten: 51
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Even those familiar with the history will be impressed and moved to see these events as Mandela experienced them, before the Nobel Prize and universal adulation recast the past in a glow of inevitability. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 26, 2013

Rotten: Aside from some youthful randiness early in the film, it wouldn't be out of place at a state funeral. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Dec 24, 2013

Rotten: Nelson Mandela gets the Classics Illustrated treatment with this handsome, undemanding biopic. – Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Dec 26, 2013

Fresh: Elba has long been better than the film roles he's been offered, a tradition that continues with his leading role here. – Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic, Dec 25, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Amazing work

Superb acting..Heart touching Story

Beautifully made historic film!

This movie portrays the true devastation Madiba faced as well as the people, both black and white went through. It shows the harshness of both races and allows for the world to understand the history of South Africa and the impact Nelson Mandela had on the people of South Afruca. It is a great historic film, and everyone should watch it!

The Mandela

It was amazing! It was sad

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2013

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