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The site's critical consensus reads, "It might be too respectful to truly soar, but there's no denying Idris Elba's impressive work in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom -- or the inspirational power of the life it depicts. Scott Foundas of Variety said the film "never opts for a light touch when a sledgehammer will do", but also praises Elba for "a towering performance, a Mandela for the ages".
Claudia Puig of USA Today agreed that Elba's performance was powerful but felt the film was not as strong, stating, "Earnest and ambitious, the film suffers from trying to squeeze in too many milestones of Nelson Mandela's long life as he worked to end the oppressive regime of apartheid in South Africa. But the talent of the lead actors lends it heft, particularly the commanding performance of Idris Elba as Mandela.
Jordan Hoffman from Film. A slow burn leading to eventual triumph, moving speeches, Idris Elba raging against injustice, the world made a better place because of one man's sacrifice. But as crazy and offensive as it may sound, you'll get more chills from Elba's idiotic speech about canceling the apocalypse in Pacific Rim than you will in this by-the-numbers bore.
However, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film a generally positive review with 2 and a half out of 4 stars, mostly circling the performances.
Screenwriter William Nicholson claimed it didn't do better because of the movie 12 Years a Slave : "12 Years a Slave came out in America and that sucked up all the guilt about black people that was available. They were so exhausted feeling guilty about slavery that I don't think there was much left over to be nice about our film.
We were deluged with Mandela stuff and after a week we all thought, please, take it away, we've heard enough about Mandela. Vincent Hiribarren, a lecturer in world history at King's College London , notes in his review of the film for History Extra, the website of BBC History Magazine: "[The film] clearly depicted Mandela's understanding of the apartheid years.
Or, at least, what he wanted to let us know. As the film is not based on Mandela's life but on Mandela's own words, criticism levelled at Mandela's autobiography can also be directed at the film. Turning to the Soweto uprising , Hiribarren said that the film "did not spend much time evoking this pivotal event, because Mandela did not say much about Soweto in his book.
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The Soweto uprising was, however, instrumental in creating a new political climate in South Africa that directly led to the politicisation of many young South Africans. Hiribarren awarded the film three stars for historical accuracy, and five for enjoyment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Theatrical release poster. David M. Thompson Anant Singh. Idris Elba Naomie Harris. Alex Heffes U2. United Kingdom South Africa .
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English Xhosa Afrikaans. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 19 February British Film Institute. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Theatrical release poster. David M. Thompson Anant Singh. Idris Elba Naomie Harris. Alex Heffes U2.
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BBC News. Retrieved 24 August The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December The Hollywood Reporter. Posted by EchoCulture. The prison is now a monument in honor of Mr. On Sunday, Mr. Obama stood in that same, tiny prison cell — now a monument to Mr. Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years during his long campaign to end the policies of racial apartheid and oppression in his country.
Later, Mr. Obama again invoked the legacy of Mr. Mandela, 94, who remained in critical condition at a Pretoria, South Africa, hospital, during a speech to the African people he delivered from the University of Cape Town. In the speech, he called Mr. Mandela the ultimate testament to the process of peaceful change and said his daughters now understood his legacy better. Obama said. Using the clan name that many people fondly use to refer to Mr. Obama also recalled a speech delivered there by Robert F. Kennedy in June It was delivered even as Mr. Mandela was beginning his prison term, Mr.
Kennedy hailed the push for civil rights in the United States, in South Africa and around the world. Kennedy said. The symbolism of Mr. For Mr. Obama, the visit to Robben Island, just off Cape Town, was part of an African trip that has been overshadowed to some extent by concerns about Mr. Instead of visiting the former leader, Mr. Obama chose to meet instead with Mr.