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PG-13| 2 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

Cast: Idris Elba , Naomie Harris , Tony Kgoroge , Riadd Moosa , Jamie Bartlett , Lindiwi Matshikiza , Deon Lotz , Terry Pheto

Director: Justin Chadwick

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (2013)

Release Date: December 25th, 2013|2 hr. 26 min.

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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A long slog of a movie that insists on hitting the high spots like a Wiki page, which leaves little room to investigate the political and personal changes that altered Mandela's thoughts about violence and its uses. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Elba's performance is commanding and physically meticulous. As he ages through the film, he takes on the stiff gracefulness of the elderly Mandela, so familiar to us from news footage. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Sometimes it's the most remarkable and heroic figures whom movies can't seem to get right. Such is the case with Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a biopic that is more dutiful than illuminating. show more

  • January 02, 2014 ANN
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    there were less than five people in the movie theater today; movie deserves better than that

  • December 28, 2013 ag00000000176124
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    People should watch this movie. Its a great example of government propaganda. Wake up people and learn the truth.

  • December 26, 2013 Virginia
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    Excellent must see. Loved all of it.

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Nelson Mandela Movies: 5 Actors Who Played the Late South African Leader (PHOTOS)

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Drew Taylor on Dec 6th, 2013 4:00PM

TWC For such a widely revered public figure, Nelson Mandela was oddly underrepresented when it came to major motion pictures. The South African leader, who passed away yesterday at age 95, was...

'Long Walk to Freedom' London Premiere: News of Nelson Mandela's Death Rocks Screening

Posted by
Laura Larson on Dec 6th, 2013 12:30PM

AP Photo/Chris Jackson, Pool News of Nelson Mandela's death yesterday broke during the London premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," Justin Chadwick's biopic about the late South African...

'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom': Inside the Making of the Nelson Mandela Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 6th, 2013 10:00AM

TWC A new behind-the-scenes featurette on "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" offers audiences a closer glimpse at the making of the biopic of South African leader and activist Nelson Mandela, who...

Idris Elba on 'Mandela,' Heimdall's Future, and Getting in on the 'Blade Runner' Sequel

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Nov 27th, 2013 5:00PM

Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images Idris Elba is mostly known to American audiences for his role as Russell "Stringer" Bell in HBO's hit series "The Wire" and as the titular cop in the BBC drama "Luther"...

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