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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

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: November 29th, 2013|2 hr. 26 min.

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fan reviews ( 9 )
  • 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

  • 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

  • A conventional biopic made anything but conventional by the magnitude of its subject's life and accomplishments, and by Idris Elba's imposing performance in the title role. show more

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  • 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 December 6, 2013

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 po...

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

Posted by
Laura Larson on December 6, 2013

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 pr...

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

Posted by
Katie Roberts on December 6, 2013

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 die...

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

Posted by
Tim Hayne on November 27, 2013

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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