• Malcolm X (1992)

Malcolm X

Release Date: November 18th, 1992

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2000

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: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: JVC Entertainment, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Largo International N.V.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Love interest , Inspiring , New York City , Prison , Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    TV Guide Magazine

    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 BaumgartenAustin 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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago 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

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Costume Design