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Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2013)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7.1/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 12
Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 7
Rotten: 0

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 462

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Movie Info

Writer/director Shola Lynch follows up her 2004 documentary Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed with this film centered on the struggle of educator and activist Angela Davis, an outspoken UCLA professor whose affiliation with the Communist Party and the Black Panthers landed her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list while challenging our perceptions of political freedom in America. From her early years as a student in the U.S. and abroad to her highly publicized arrest and trial following the brazen … More

Rating:
Unrated
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By:
Shola Lynch
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Aug 20, 2013
Box Office:
$69.3k
Runtime:
LionsGate/CodeBlack Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (1)

Fugitive, radical, communist and philosopher Angela Davis was the lefty hipster's pin-up girl and the right-winger's Afro-ed nightmare, and her authority and charisma are on full display in Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

"Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" may seem to take place in a distant past, but it resonates with improbable timeliness.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

A snappily edited, archivally wallpapered recollection of fearless behavior in the face of an antsy establishment. But it's equally significant as a pointed act of retelling.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Without straining for big-picture significance, it provides a composed look into the revolutionary spirit.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

People who weren't around during the '60s-'70s cusp can hardly appreciate just how weird that time was. "Free Angela" brings that weirdness back.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

In spite of its attention-grabbing opening and provocative title, Free Angela And All Political Prisoners is less a work of agitprop than straightforward history, intriguing but never unsettling.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

An all too sobering reminder of how, in the purported land of the free, any voices deemed radical and hence dangerous can lead the powers that be to find any remote angle to silence them by whatever force and means they deem necessary.

Full Review… | April 22, 2013
TheMovieReport.com

History and media.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
PopMatters

It foists its own retelling of Angela Davis's story over any contemplation of her politics, effectively neutering their power as it could apply to today in the hands of a proper film essayist.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Slant Magazine

Confidently constructed, and aided by an assured focus, this is a solid tribute a woman who was one of many vital pieces of the civil rights movement, and an insightful study of a time when the American identity was being drastically reshaped.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013
The Playlist

After watching 'Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,' audiences will walk away rejuvenated, thankful and, surprisingly, even more proud to be an American.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
BET.com

A nicely balanced film that surprisingly doesn't aim to lionize Davis nor to vilify Ronald Reagan and the FBI.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012

Audience Reviews for Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

four stars!!

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YodaMasterJedi
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Wow. Not a lot of love from users and this is curious. This documentary is well crafted in its exploration of the limits of free speech and what is deemed "acceptable" free speech during particular phases in American history.

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John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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