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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2013]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (60 out of 61)

    Synopsis


    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
    Nelson Mandela's life story is told in this adaptation of the South African leader's autobiography that details his early life, education, 27-year imprisonment, and eventual presidency and rebuilding of the previously segregated country. William Nicholson provides the script, with Idris Alba and Naomie Harris heading up the cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Idris Elba
      Idris Elba - Nelson Mandela
    • Naomie Harris
      Naomie Harris - Winnie Mandela
    • Tony Kgoroge
      Tony Kgoroge - Walter Sisulu
    • Image coming soon
      Zolani Mkiva
    • Jamie Bartlett
      Jamie Bartlett - James Gregory



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 61 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      No one is born hating another person because of th

      Posted
      xphoenix23
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      This is a story of repression and violence, unjust laws and just struggles, imprisonment and freedom for a people and personified in one man's fight for equality by any means necessary. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom tells the story of the late Nelson Mandela, the man who was for most of the entire second-half of the 20th century the face of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. Jailed for leading a violent revolt against the governing system but spared a death sentence in the name of "temper[ing] justice with mercy," Mandela's imprisonment only served to further spread the call for freedom and desegregation for South Africa's black population. The film is captivating and gripping, heartbreaking yet moving, violent yet understandably so. It's dominated by a powerhouse performance from Idris Elba as the title character and told with a keen understanding of narrative flow, historical importance, and entertainment value all rolled into one. Elba's performance was snubbed a Best Actor Oscar nomination, and the film deserved serious consideration to be listed amongst the year's nominees for Best Picture.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie for historical purposes.

      Posted
      Jules
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      I love to watch biographical movies. I bought this movie with this in mind and it did not let me down. The lead actor (cannot remember his name) was excellent. He could of easily won for best actor for an academy award. Nelson Mandela led a great life and this movie only contributed to a better understanding of him. I would highly recommend this movie for its acting and its hopeful accuracy on this man's life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Story told well

      Posted
      KkBb
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      Idris Alba portrayed the depiction of Nelson Mandela superbly. He was really the right character to take on the role. I learned several things I did not know about Nelson Mandela. It is worth viewing to see what Nelson Mandela endured to obtain apartheid for his people.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Addition To Our Movie Collection

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      DevilDog
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      My wife and I were not able to see this movie in our local movie theater and am happy we were able to purchase it at a good price from BestBuy and am looking forward to watching it as often as we want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      based on the autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom".

      Posted
      Sk1ppy
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      The film was inspirational, just like the man and woman themselves. Idris Elba as Nelson and Naomie Harris as Winnie. Great acting dispite the back drop of aparteid. You will need to set aside two and a half hours to watch it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for a great man and leader

      Posted
      Robot2014
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      This movie shows the history of South Africa and how blacks were treated in those days. Nelson Mandela over came the prejudice leadership to become president of South Africa. From the bottom to the top, what a story. Must see...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      I thought the movie sucked

      Posted
      ceddy
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      I did a book report on Nelson Mandela when I was in elementary. I thought the movie could have been better. The director should have gone more info detail about his life in prison and his work for equal rights.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It was Ok

      Posted
      whitlow07
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      It was not as good as Winnie Mandela movie. I think the actors in Winnie Mandela movie were more believable. They got you more into the movie and the plot. It was more realistic and garnered more compassion.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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