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Home New Releases Idris Elba gives a towering performance in MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

Idris Elba gives a towering performance in MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

Published on March 19, 2014 by in New Releases

bluray, dvd, dvd rentals in northwest arkansas, dvd rentals in nwa, Major Video, movie rentals, northwest Arkansas video store coupons, Northwest Arkansas Video Stores, video stores in Northwest Arkansas, video rental, Springdale ar video store, Fayetteville ar video store,Directed by: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva
Genre: Dramas
Rating: PG-13
Theater Release: 11/29/2013
Video Release: 03/18/2014
Run Time: 2hr 27min
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.
“Idris Elba gives a towering performance…” (Variety)

“[T]he talent of the lead actors lends it heft, particularly the commanding performance of Idris Elba as Mandela.” (USA Today)

“Elba just about defines charisma in a performance that capitalizes on the actor’s innate dignity and strength.” (Los Angeles Times)

“It’s an astounding performance. Elba may not resemble the man he’s playing, but he gets the details right, from the singsong accent and shrewd image-making to the fire for change that drives him.” (Rolling Stone)

“It’s impossible not to be moved by the brute force of Mandela the man’s tragic life.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“[A] respectful biopic…[with] the superb performance Idris Elba in the title role.” (Wall Street Journal)

3 stars out of 4 — “[The film] does a worthy job of honoring both its subject and its audience….The story propels itself along while awakening in viewers some profound emotions.” (Washington Post)

“[Elba] turns in maybe the most complete and compelling interpretation of Mandela the man and Mandela the symbol…” (Chicago Sun-Times)

4 stars out of 5 — “This is a handsome and confident adaptation of the great man’s autobiography, using sharp snapshots to create an emotional through-line.” (Total Film)

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