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Winnie Mandela


Rated R for some violence and language.

R In Theaters 09/6/2013 , 107min.
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Viewer score based on 9 ratings
Critic score based on 16 reviews

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January 04, 2014
After watching movie Winnie Madikizela Mandela, I wondered how much Winnie, the main character, narrated on this movie about herself. Winnie was referred to as the Mother of the Nation, she was statues and beautiful, very intelligent and warrior spirited. Yet so much was left out about her diplomacy
October 13, 2013
This was an EXCELLENT movie! It helped to show the details (the story behind the story) of what really happened between Winnie Mandela & Nelson Mandela. I only wished that it had rec'd more press because a lot of people didn't know it was playing. I didn't see any commercials for it. A Must See!!
September 08, 2013
This is a must see! Ms. Hudson captures the essence of details revealed in the book, Winnie Mandela: A Life. Beautifully done!
August 29, 2013
Winnie Mandela will be great movie and Oscar noms for sure

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Time Out New York
This twist doesn’t so much probe the situation’s ambiguities as reflect the filmmaker’s uncertainty about how to properly portray a major historical figure in all her troubling complexity. Full Review
Aisha Harris
The Dissolve
Director Darrell Roodt’s by-the-numbers biopic suffers from clunky dialogue and shallow characterization, all while never deciding what to make of its leading lady. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Winnie Mandela is a simplistic look at a complex figure. Full Review
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
Solid performances are undercut by lack of storytelling integrity in this plodding biopic. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Any urgency the movie has comes from co-star Terrence Howard, a firebrand of an actor who can’t be contained by a paint-by-numbers script. Full Review

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