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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.
Rotten: Aside from some youthful randiness early in the film, it wouldn't be out of place at a state funeral.
Rotten: Nelson Mandela gets the Classics Illustrated treatment with this handsome, undemanding biopic.
Fresh: Elba has long been better than the film roles he's been offered, a tradition that continues with his leading role here.
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!
It was amazing! It was sad