Selma

2014 • 128 minutes
4.4
3.02K reviews
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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From the Oscar-winning producers of 12 Years a Slave and acclaimed director Ava DuVernay comes the true story of courage and hope that changed the world forever. Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo shines as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who rallied his followers on the historic march from Selma to Montgomery in the face of violent opposition an event that became a milestone victory for the civil rights movement. Oscar nominees Oprah Winfrey and Tom Wilkinson also star in this landmark film.
Rating
PG-13
4.4
3.02K reviews
the Kondor
April 27, 2015
They don't portray some of the characters with facts. Some made out to be enemies when actually they were against it. I live in Bama and know it was a horrid act of violence. The old video makes you wonder what the hell he police were thinking. Fellow Americans being run through a gauntlet. Shameful. Sad. Powerful film. Historically, this film is very inaccurate. LBJ's portrayal is way off. They are correct about most things but Oprah's political views are resonating throughout. Five stars if it was more accurate in that way.
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Chris Dunne
June 15, 2015
For such an intense and epic time in history I felt this depiction was weak. I think those times were even worse and this film should have been more raw. The attacks on those marchers were brutal. With the fire hoses and dogs. A film on this subject should make us feel sick to our stomach like Schindler's list. And dare I say, MLK was not believable enough. The wrong actor played the part. Academy Awards are not won just because the subject is big. There are plenty of reasons why this effort fell short.
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Emmanuel Robertson
March 15, 2022
Every scene in this movie was well altered and edited by professionals in the movie industry. It is only a visual of 'some' of what went wrong during those days of the struggle to justice for all. I am so proud of the industry under whoms supervision this movie was made possible. I can't stop watching nor get tired. As an African, it tells me that "WE CAN DO THIS", peacefully and without violence. But don't be deceived, we can also spill the beans... As you push us to the wall..
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