Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela Long Walk to Freedom
Review: This is the story of Nelson Mandela’s life journey. It takes us all the way through from childhood to when he was elected president of South Africa.
Director: Justin Chadwick
Actors: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris
Year: 2013
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
Conclusion: 2/5
I found this to be a long walk to the end of the film. To me there was no concept of time. I didn’t know what stage in his life he was in. Idris Elba is a fantastic actor and he gave it everything he could. I think it would have worked better as maybe a mini t.v. series instead of a 141minute film. It’s too big a story to fit into a film. Nelson Mandela sadly passed away just before the start of the film premier of it in London. Everyone who was in the audience of the premier were not notified until after the film had finished. Tom Hooper was linked to direct the film and actually met with Nelson Mandela. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 this won Best Original Song – Motion Picture.  


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