Cry Freedom

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Cry Freedom
Cry Freedom
  • PG
  • 2h 37m
  • 1987
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The tension and terror that is present-day South Africa is powerfully portrayed in director Richard Attenborough's sweeping story of black activist Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington) and a liberal white newspaper editor who risks his own life to bring Biko's message to the world. After learning of apartheid's true horrors through Biko's eyes, editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) discovers that his friend has been silenced by the police. Determined not to let Biko's message go unheard, Woods undertakes a perilous quest to escape South Africa and bring Biko's remarkable tale of courage to the world. The riveting, true story offers a stirring account of man at his most evil and most heroic.

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Reviews
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Washington does a remarkable job of transforming himself into the articulte and mesmerizing black...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Mark Salisbury
Fresh

An implacable work of authority and compassion, Cry Freedom is political cinema at its best.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Rotten

These are fine methods for delivering a civics lesson, which to some extent is what the Attenborou...

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Desson Thomson
Rotten

In a country busier than Chile with oppression, violence and subjugation, the story of Woods' slow...

June 16, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 6, 1987
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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