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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Review

Mandela Rating: 2.9/5

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:Masand’s Verdict (CNN IBN)

It’s an earnest, honorable effort, but does little to deepen our sense of the man, and ultimately never really crystallizes into anything more than a bullet-point biopic. In the end, Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom offers a one-dimensional, vanilla portrait of one of history’s most relevant figures. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five. It’s a perfectly adequate summing up of Mandela’s life. Unfortunately, this real-life hero deserved so much more.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)

I felt like the narrative was rushing through as many highlights as director Justin Chadwick could tick off. Stretches of the film are dull and the telling lacks momentum. But despite this, the film demands to be seen for its performances and for reminding us once again of Nelson Mandela’s indomitable courage and humanity. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is, in equal parts, tiring and enlightening. I’m going with three stars.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Tiushar Joshi Site:DNA

The film is slow and takes a long time before we actually start following Mandela’s struggle and his life. Most of the scenes looks like they have been stuck together and don’t flow like a cohesive screenplay should. With too much material and very little time, Chadwick struggles to find the right balance. Eventually you end up feeling like you read up a Wikipedia page on the man than get a glimpse into his personal life. Moderately interesting, Mandela is long and tiring, but the performances make it worth the while.

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Ratings:– Review By: Deepanjana Paul Site:FirstPost

Chadwick’s film is a straightforward, chronological look at Mandela’s life from boyhood to old age. It’s a carefully balanced film that may not do full justice to Mandela, but it’s more invigorating than the filmi Mandela we saw in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. Chadwick’s film should be mandatory viewing for politicians in India. Perhaps they could take a few tips from a man who was flawed but powerful

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rohit KhilnaniSite:India Today

Contrary to Mandela’s life that had enough drama, the film fails to capture any of it…making it boring at times. It works because of the real life story of Mandela. An iconic world figure deserves a much better biopic! Here they don’t call it a long walk for no reason, the film is 140 minutes long and that is very long for this genre. No doubt it’s a story waiting to be told in every form but it could have been much better!

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Tanaya Ramani Site:Bookmyshow

In some scenes of the movie you get a nostalgic feeling. The life of the leader it chronicles is overwhelming. The magnetic performance by both the actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris helped the movie give a lyrical exploration of the political and the social scenario of that era and how it affected a person’s life and personal relationships. It successfully showed a man’s youthful political idealism gradually turning into a passion which the world will always remember.

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