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Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal Movie Poster
Not Rated In Theaters 02/1/2013 , 120min.
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Time Out New York
The overall fist-pumping rhetoric (lots of earnest reciting of Abu-Jamal's prose) and a failure to address the possibility that he might have, in fact, shot that cop in 1981 make this profile more hagiography than history. Full Review
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
Oblique and thickly layered with rhetoric, this account does little to illuminate Mumia the man, but it sets Mumia the statue aglow. Full Review
Neil Genzlinger
The New York Times
The samples of Mr. Abu-Jamal's writings aren't generous enough to establish whether his is a singular voice or just a prolific one, with Mr. Vittoria instead letting the film wander considerably. Full Review
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
Stephen Vittoria's documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal -- unrepentant commie cop-killer to some, political martyr to others -- makes no bones about its allegiance. Full Review
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
The documentary is unapologetically one-sided, and spends more time canonizing Abu-Jamal than exploring the murder and trial themselves. Still it raises issues of racism in America (flashback to George Wallace) that are worthy of discussion. Full Review

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