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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1999 Wide

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Don Cheadle, Mekhi Phifer, and Cicely Tyson star in this drama set in the 1940s about a black man sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and teacher who is to counsel him as he awaits execution. A Lesson Before Dying is based on a novel by Ernest J. Gaines. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

PG-13,

Drama

Ann Peacock

Feb 1, 2000

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This riveting drama stands far above most straight-to-tube efforts; in fact, its many virtues surpass many films that receive theatrical release.

January 12, 2007 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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What the film lacked was a tension; everything seemed too dry and predictable except for the theme, which was right on the money.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The storyline is a very worthy one to tell and there was no problem with the acting abilities, but to me this film should have been more powerful to make the message and heart of the film come across better
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