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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The heroine of this story is the eloquent Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother, who recalls her fight to have an open-casket funeral for her son. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It is a devastating indictment of the ruling class of Money, Miss. show more

  • 90
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    There is no denying the emotional impact of the story, which is powerfully conveyed in this important, deeply moving documentary. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Required viewing for anyone interested in the struggle for American racial equality. show more

  • 88
    New York Post

    Expect a sequel -- perhaps one with a more satisfying conclusion. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Beauchamp's film has an earnest solemnity that is appropriate to the material. He has a lot of old black and white TV and newsreel footage, including shots of the accused men before, during and after their trial. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    If you don't believe film can change the world, you haven't seen the documentary The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Beauchamp reconstructs the actual crime with disturbing immediacy, and his treatment of how Till's death galvanized a country makes this short film a good way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a crime that still has the power to outrage. show more

  • 83
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    Stirring and haunting. show more

  • 90
    Andrew O'Hehir

    A vital documentary in the truest sense. show more

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