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About Malcolm X

Often misunderstood, Malcolm X was one of the leading forces of the United States' Civil Rights Movement. He  inspired many—and frightened many—but is destined to be remembered as one of the greatest men of his era. This riveting biography directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington in an Academy Award-nominated performance reveals the man at the center of a storm of change. [201 min; biopic, drama; English]

"Malcolm X is a masterpiece, plain and simple. It represents Spike Lee's apex as a filmmaker, the peak for Denzel Washington as an actor, and the career highlight for the rest of the actors and artists involved." — Danilo Castro, Next Best Picture

"A thoughtful and insightful rendering that promises to educate generations about the real Malcolm X." — John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews

"Spike Lee called 1992's Malcolm X 'the picture I was born to make,' and star Denzel Washington referred to the titular civil-rights leader as 'the role of a lifetime.' They're both right." — Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews

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