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Malcolm X
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
Malcolm X Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Anne and Jean and someone else at Milford Post Cinema
Rating: PG-13 Year: 1992 Category: Drama
Director: Spike Lee Time: 194 min. Writer: Alex Haley & Spike Lee

Mine: Very good, if a bit long. Denzel is amazing. It is a testiment to his acting that during the final scene when we see the real Malcolm X, you do not notice any change. This really gives you an idea of the man that was Malcolm, the complexity, the anger, the human being.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Sweeping biography of the black leader, tracing his transformation from street hustler to prison inmate to religious convert--and his ascension to national leadership while preaching the words of Elijah Muhammad. Compelling every step of the way, with a superb performance by Washington, and sure-footed guidance from director/cowriter Lee. A surprisingly measured and intelligent portrait of a still-controversial figure, with Lee's expected indulgences limited to the main title sequence and epilogue. Screenplay by Lee and Arnold Perl, based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley.
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