Director – Ava DuVernay

Cast – David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi

Storyline – a chronicle of Martin Luther King Jr’s quest to get African Americans rights to vote and have equal rights. He leads marches to Selma to show is authority.


My review – before I start this review I have to say one thing. It gets me pissed off that a shitty movie like Taken 3 makes so much more money than a movie like this. But for my review I really enjoyed this movie. It was a great length wasn’t to long wasn’t to short. Who ever casted David Oyelowo as MLK is a genius. This guy was great. I had no clue what other stuff this guy did before this movie, but I’m excited to see what his future hold for him he’s a real talented guy. The thing I liked best about this movie is that this movie didn’t show you how MLK grew up, it cut to the part of his life that that people came to see. The supporting actors were great in this movie also. The creepy guy from Ted was the president’s helper which I found funny. All the drama is this movie was well done, the white cops were dicks, but they did it very well, and some of MLK’s speeches were outstanding. I had goosebumps listening to his speeches, they made you say “WOW”. My favorite thing about this movie though, is that they showed MLK having s tonight time. I say this because Sometimes in these kind of movies, they portray the hero as indestructible and nothing fasces them, but not in this movie. They showed him getting mad at his wife, almost loosing it in jail, and yelling at his friends. Overall, this movie is moving and makes you get goosebumps, the acting was great, the screenplay was great, and the ending was great. If you haven’t seen this movie I highly recommend you see this and not the shit show of Liam Neeson.

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About jpcrouse

Freshman at Iowa State University. I am majoring in Journalism and Communications. Movies are my passion. Hope you enjoy!

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  1. loveletter92 says:

    This movie was rather interesting. I had been talking to a Sgt about it and she was saying that she couldnt stand that black people seem to be bringing up the past and that it is time to move on from slavery. This was in reaction to this movie but replying to 12 Years A Slave and Butler. I did enjoy this movie and this was one movie I would pay 10 bucks in theaters to watch.

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