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  • 63
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    A description of Davis’s post-trial life would have been welcome. Twice Communist Party candidate for vice president, she now teaches at the University of California at Santa Cruz. That raises one more question. Santa Cruz is less than a hundred miles away from San Rafael. How many lifetimes away does it feel like? show more

  • 50
    Steve Macfarlane Slant Magazine

    It foists its own retelling of Angela Davis's story over any contemplation of her politics, effectively neutering their power as it could apply to today in the hands of a proper film essayist. show more

  • 75
    Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist

    Confidently constructed, and aided by an assured focus, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners is a solid tribute a woman who was one of many vital pieces of the civil rights movement, and an insightful study of a time when the American identity -- both politically and socially -- was being drastically reshaped. show more

  • 100
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    Thanks to Lynch's expert pacing and modulation of narrative tension, even viewers who already know the outcome of the film's central incident will likely be pulled to the edges of their seats. show more

  • 80
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Shola Lynch’s documentary about Angela Davis, the activist and beacon of counterculture radicalism, is a snappily edited, archivally wallpapered recollection of fearless behavior in the face of an antsy establishment. But it’s equally significant as a pointed act of retelling. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    Lynch's film is a work of steady chronological progression. Without straining for big-picture significance, it provides a composed look into the revolutionary spirit. show more

  • 83
    Sam Adams The A.V. Club

    In spite of its attention-grabbing opening and provocative title, Free Angela And All Political Prisoners is less a work of agitprop than straightforward history, intriguing but never unsettling. show more

  • April 07, 2013 livefullytoo
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    I didn\'t learn this in my history classes but should have. Excellent. A must see!

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