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I Am Not Your Negro Reviews

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July 31, 2017
A documentary that honors a magnificent testimony of racial history and class. [Full review in Spanish]
July 23, 2017
...one last tilt at the racial antagonism that is still the stain on the whole American project.
July 20, 2017
The angriest, most important lesson audiences will ever hear.
July 19, 2017
There are many moments in Raoul Peck's astounding new film I Am Not Your Negro that come off the screen and imbed themselves in your chest.
July 9, 2017
an astonishingly powerful and profoundly affecting documentary
June 26, 2017
I Am Not Your Negro is a fitting tribute and introduction to James Baldwin - stylish, to-the-point, and full of truths as timely now as they were when Baldwin first put them into writing. It is not to be missed.
June 23, 2017
What sets this film apart from other political docos is its profound emotionality.
June 21, 2017
Stirring, poetic, yet unsettling.
June 13, 2017
The Haitian director Raoul Peck stitches the timelines and footage together smoothly - the result is an engaging riff on Baldwin's themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 10, 2017
What is scary is how seamlessly the film transitions between the racially charged tragedies of today and the tragedies of the civil rights movement. It paints a picture that race relations have not changed in since the 1960s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2017
I Am Not Your Negro dismantles the pernicious myth that America is already a country where skin color doesn't matter. [Full review in Spanish]
May 10, 2017
It's a vitally-important piece of film-making that will move you, provoke you and educate you.
May 4, 2017
An essential film to understand the history of humanity and its fear of adaptation, which also feels more than effective in a politically correct world. [Full review in Spanish]
April 12, 2017
An urgently needed slap-down for the history-blinkered who say "What about all lives?" when confronted with Black Lives Matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 12, 2017
A galvanizing film, 93 minutes of calm outrage and measured pessimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 10, 2017
The real punch delivered here is in the stealthy panning-back that Peck does to bring universality to the many individual composite parts of this deep and difficult issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 10, 2017
Assembling interview footage of James Baldwin and readings from his works, the documentary I Am Not Your Negro is a potent study of the writer, the 1960s civil-rights movement and the continuing struggles of African-Americans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2017
Baldwin's words feel as urgent and articulate as ever, though Peck's attempts to link history with present-day race relations feel a little clunky next to the elegance of the text.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2017
How interesting that 'Get Out,' a horror movie that's also a commentary on contemporary race issues, was released simultaneously with the Oscar-nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 8, 2017
An indispensable documentary to understand the history of the United States. [Full review in Spanish]
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