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PG-13| 3 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Angela Bassett , Albert Hall , Al Freeman Jr. , Delroy Lindo , Theresa Randle , Kate Vernon , Lonette McKee

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Malcolm X (1992)

Release Date: November 18th, 1992|3 hr. 21 min.

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critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film is inspirational and educational - and it is also entertaining, as movies must be before they can be anything else. show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    Lee's biography of the slain civil rights leader treats Malcolm, not as a political rallying point, but as a fully rounded individual whose life defies reduction to symbolic status. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    A mortal movie about an immortal subject and the very fact that it succeeds as well as it does is a testament to Lee's skills as a filmmaker. show more

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