Malcolm X Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Malcolm X the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Stirring tribute to the controversial black activist, a leader in the struggle for black liberation. Hitting bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of black nationalism, self-determination, and racial pride. Marked by strong direction from Lee and good performances (notably Freeman Jr. as Elijah Muhammad), it is Washington's convincing performance in the title role that truly brings the film alive. Based on "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" by Malcolm X and Alex Haley.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 201 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
This Is Your Life, African America, Books to Film: Alex Haley, Period Piece: 20th Century, Assassination, Director/Star Teams: Lee & Washington, New York, New York, Protests
Screenplay
Spike Lee, Arnold Perl, James Baldwin
Cast
Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Kate Vernon, Lonette McKee, Tommy Hollis, James McDaniel, Ernest Thompson, Jean LaMarre, Giancarlo Esposito, Craig Wasson, John Ottavino, David Patrick Kelly, Shirley Stoler
Director
Spike Lee
Music
Terence Blanchard
Other
Christopher Plummer, Karen Allen, Peter Boyle, William Kunstler, Bobby Seale, Al Sharpton
Producer
Marvin Worth, Spike Lee, Jon Kilik, Monty Ross, Preston Holmes

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 1993: Male Perf. (Washington); N.Y. Film Critics 1992: Actor (Washington).

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