I Am Not Your Negro Reviews

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February 24, 2017
It's an astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States, confronting how the country's history repeats and how Baldwin insisted we must remember, relentlessly question, remain conscientious and resist.
February 23, 2017
The result - hard-hitting and insightful - is a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
February 16, 2017
"I Am Not Your Negro" is important. And urgent. And almost certainly unlikely to be seen by the people who would benefit from it most.
February 9, 2017
Baldwin's words, Jackson's reading and Peck's elegant and scorching composition will resonate for years to come.
February 7, 2017
An enormously resonant work of cultural history that should do much to renew attention to the lonely, prophetic voice of James Baldwin.
February 4, 2017
This is Baldwin at his most polemical, but beneath his rage you can discern a groping for unity.
June 25, 2019
If nothing else, I Am Not Your Negro makes you wish Baldwin were still with us, holding accountable feet to the fire while firing up the downtrodden.
March 30, 2019
Baldwin's breakdown of why groups in power behave the way they do, Peck's stunning imagery, and Samuel L. Jackson's reserved narration open the door to a more hopeful future of equality.
March 5, 2019
This film successfully presents an incredibly original and consequently impactful means of telling the story of a divided America.
November 28, 2018
Effectively galvanizing and a pervasive punch to the functioning system, Negro is thoroughly gripping and a significant slice of surging cinema that dares to question the never-ending search for harmony and humanity that now feels completely lost.
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