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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

In this bio-drama, Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela. The film explores Mandela's extraordinary life accomplishments on his long walk to bring freedom to the indigenous people of South Africa. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 139
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2013
Video Release: 18 Mar 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is rated PG-13: for some intense sequences of violence and disturbing images, sexual content and brief strong language.

Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Robert Hobbs, Terry Pheto
Studio: 2013 The Weinstein Company
Website: Official site for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Detailed Review

My local screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom opened with a moment of silence. It seemed fitting as Nelson Mandela died only hours earlier (on December 5, 2013).

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