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Malcolm X

10/10
Drama . History . Biography
 

The biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader.

 
Actors: Giancarlo Esposito , Peter Boyle , Kate Vernon , Theresa Randle , Spike Lee , Delroy Lindo , Al Freeman, Jr. , Albert Hall , Angela Bassett , Denzel Washington
Directors: Spike Lee
Country: USA
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film is inspirational and educational - and it is also entertaining, as movies must be before they can be anything else.


Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A spiritually enriching testament to the human capacity for change -- and surely Spike Lee's most universally appealing film.


Staff(not credited)
TV Guide

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.


Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Lee's finest, most unabashed labor of love.


Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin 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.


Staff(not credited)
Variety

The picture comes up short in several departments, notably in pacing and in giving a strong sense of why this man became such a legend.


Terrence Rafferty
The New Yorker

The movie is disappointingly impersonal; it doesn't provide readers of the autobiography anything like a fresh vision of its remarkable subject.


Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Lee has tried hard to give this shapeless picture some visual patterning though the cluttered effect created by his mistrust of silence is even more harmful than in the past.


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1. Someday We'll All Be Free ( Performer: Aretha Franklin )


2. Roll 'Em Pete ( Performer: Big Joe Turner )


3. Flying Home ( Performer: Lionel Hampton )


4. Stardust ( Performer: Lionel Hampton )


5. My Prayer ( Performer: The Ink Spots )


6. Stairway to the Stars ( Performer: Ella Fitzgerald )


7. The Honeydripper ( Performer: Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers )


8. Drop Me Off in Harlem ( Performer: Ella Fitzgerald )


9. Hamp's Boogie Woogie ( Performer: Lionel Hampton )


10. Undecided Blues ( Performer: Count Basie )


11. Don't Cry, Baby ( Performer: Erskine Hawkins )


12. Big Stuff ( Performer: Billie Holiday )


13. The Jitters ( Performer: Count Basie )


14. Feedin' The Bean ( Performer: Count Basie )


15. I Cover the Waterfront ( Performer: Miki Howard )


16. Undecided ( Performer: Ella Fitzgerald )


17. Chew Chew Chew ( Performer: Ella Fitzgerald )


18. Beans and Cornbread ( Performer: Louis Jordan )


19. Round and Round ( Performer: Perry Como )


20. Azure ( Performer: Ella Fitzgerald )


21. We Shall Overcome ( Writer: )


22. Alabama ( Performer: John Coltrane )


23. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) ( Performer: Ray Charles )


24. Arabesque Cookie ( Performer: Duke Ellington )


25. Shotgun ( Performer: Jr. Walker & The All Stars )


26. Revolution ( Performer: Arrested Development )


27. A Change is Gonna Come ( Performer: Written and Sam Cooke )


28. Who Taught You to Hate Yourself? ( Performer: Malcolm X Itunes )


29. Assassination ( Performer: Malcolm X Itunes )


30. Hajj ( Performer: Malcolm X & James Earl Jones Itunes )


31. Black Roots ( Performer: James Earl Jones Itunes )


32. You're a N****r, Malcolm ( Performer: Malcolm X & James Earl Jones Itunes )


33. Africa ( Performer: Malcolm X Itunes )


34. Eulogy ( Performer: Ossie Davis Itunes )


35. American Nightmare ( Performer: Malcolm X Itunes )


36. N****Rs ( Performer: Malcolm X Itunes )


37. Hustler, Prison Conversion ( Performer: Malcolm X & James Earl Jones Itunes )


38. Reactions ( Performer: Street Interviews Itunes )


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