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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

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Reviews Counted: 4
Fresh: 3
Rotten: 1

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1999 Wide

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 377

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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.

Rating:
PG-13 (for a scene of violence, brief strong language and some sensuality)
Genre:
Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
Ann Peacock
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On DVD:
Feb 1, 2000
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for A Lesson Before Dying

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (1) | DVD (2)

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

Full Review… | January 12, 2007
TheMovieReport.com

What the film lacked was a tension; everything seemed too dry and predictable except for the theme, which was right on the money.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for A Lesson Before Dying

½

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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