Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2014) Movie Review | 8 Critic Reviews | Idris Elba, Naomie Harris


Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Zolani Mkiva, Riaad Moosa, Simo Mogwaza, Fana Mokoena, Thapelo Mokoena, Jamie Bartlett, Deon Lotz, Terry Pheto

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Posterdirection:

Justin Chadwick


Nelson Mandela (autobiography : Long Walk to Freedom)


William Nicholson



Lol Crawley


Alex Heffes

produced by:

Anant Singh, David M. Thompson




weird aggregate rating 6.1/10Drama

release date:

24-January-2014 (India)
run time:
141 Minutes
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) on IMDb


Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Times of India -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-8
Straight away, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom shows you an icon in a whole new light. Many know about Nelson Mandela's fight against South Africa's apartheid, his imprisonment for decades, his faith in non-violence. While this film shows all that, it also shows more

  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-6
Sometimes it is a challenge to present a film based upon a person who is much-loved and admired. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was one of the most-awaited and thought-provoking films of the year. Based on the revolutionary’s autobiography of the same name
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  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-6
The biggest problem with biopics is that a lot of times they tell you pretty much what you already know and nothing beyond that.  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, as the very name suggests, shows quite a few highs and lows of the life of the South African revolutionary.
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  •  Indian Express -Shalini Langer Rating-6
Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom has figured in public memory and conscience for far too long to call for a hagiography. However, this film produced by Anant Singh and based on the South African leader’s autobiography by the same name, treats its subject with that delicate
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-6
It is always risky doing a biopic on someone who has touched so many lives world over with everyone having their own perception of the person. Nelson Mandela was one such public figure whose life has often been documented and chronicled over the years.
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-5
We watch as he is arrested and convicted of terrorist activities, spends 27 years in prison, and is eventually elected South Africa's first black president. There's no question that the film covers solid ground. It even captures facets of Mandela's weaknesses - the womanizing that led to the collapse
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  •  Hindustan Times -Rashid Irani Rating-6
A film tribute to the iconic anti-apartheid crusader was more than essential.  Commencing with his childhood, taking in his coming of age, the evolution of a radical freedom movement and 27 years of incarceration, the biopic ends with Nelson Mandela’s election as South Africa’s first black president.
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  •  Deccan Herald -Akhil Kadidal Rating-6
When Michelle Obama and her daughters first met Nelson Mandela in June 2011, she found herself overcome by feelings of gratitude.Unable to utter few words other than “thank you,” she would later remember that meeting — however ordinary, as one of the most profoundly moving experiences
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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (2014)
6.1 out of 10
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8 reviews.