• PG-13, 3 hr. 21 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Spike Lee
    In Theaters:
    Nov 18, 1992 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 18, 2000
  • Warner Bros.

Critic Review - Chicago Reader

Benefits from a lively lead performance by the miscast Denzel Washington but doesn't come within light years of the book, one of the greatest American autobiographies.

January 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (8)
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BlackPanther

Thomas Grady

Rosenbaum. What are you saying in this statement?

Jan 13 - 08:43 AM

Quadzilla99

Aaron Yovanovits

I have noticed whenever I see a bad review I don't agree with on rt it is usually from this guy, Ed Gonzalez from Slant magazine, or Ken Hanke from some newspaper in North Carolina who I only know from the fact that he seems to have the exact opposite view on movies that I do. Let me just say that in my humble opinion, that this guy may be very intelligent but he has very bad taste in movies.

May 11 - 04:23 PM

Michael M.

Michael Moan

I always give a critic slack for having an opposite opinion from my own, but I've never seen a more ridiculous statement from a movie critic than this one saying Denzel Washington is miscast in this movie. It's akin to saying Stallone was miscast in Rocky, or Harrison Ford is miscast as Jack Ryan. I can't imagine Denzel NOT being cast as Malcolm X in 1992 for so many reasons.

Apr 6 - 01:18 PM

Jamila Ross

Jamila Ross

Ditto! You should have seen the confusion on my face when I read that line. What? Really guy? Who would have been better? Hmmm...let's see. I got nothing buddy!

Dec 21 - 04:22 PM

Michael M.

Michael Moan

I always give a critic slack for having an opposite opinion from my own, but I've never seen a more ridiculous statement from a movie critic than this one saying Denzel Washington is miscast in this movie. It's akin to saying Stallone was miscast in Rocky, or Harrison Ford is miscast as Jack Ryan. I can't imagine Denzel NOT being cast as Malcolm X in 1992 for so many reasons.

Apr 6 - 01:19 PM

Jedi.Critic.Master

Jedi Critic-Master

This is to depict his life in person which isn't really about the book.

Jan 25 - 05:31 PM

Mike Y.

Mike Young

MISCAST???? The casting of Denzel Washington was a match made in Heaven.

May 29 - 11:26 PM

Jaywill Sands

Jaywill Sands

You have to be kidding?

Sep 25 - 10:49 PM

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