The critics agree: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is great, and we can’t wait for the sequel!
Tom Long of The Detroit News writes, “The life of Nelson Mandela is simply too big, too complex and too important to be contained in one movie.” Sequel! Sequel! Sequel!
The Chicago Reader‘s Ben Sachs raves that it’s “a superhero movie in historical drag.”
Moira Macdonald of The Seattle Times explains, “You keep wishing, as Mandela plays out, that this were more than one movie.” Mandela 2: Longer Walk To Freedom!
Stefan Pape of HeyUGuys gushes, “Regardless of the criticisms and shortcomings within this uninspiring biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom remains an important piece of filmmaking, allowing new generations the opportunity to witness what this man somehow managed to achieve in the face of adversity and sheer brutality. It’s just a shame that the educational purpose of this title is not quite backed up emotionally.”
Tony Hicks of The San Jose Mercury News notes it’s “a film you watch because you should, not because you want to.” Sounds like a blurb for the poster!