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.
February 3, 2017
An incisive, biting cultural analysis, a psychological examination of a nation - including its culture and institutions - in denial of its own social constructs of race and racism, created to divide us.
February 3, 2017
While Peck's work brims over with anger and horror, it is also a work of sweeping poetry. This story still isn't pretty, but it's delivered in a captivating and gorgeous manner.
February 3, 2017
Its thesis is tired and worn. But this is not the fault of the film, just of a country that refuses to truly bear witness.
February 3, 2017
[James Baldwin's] Remember this House was an unfinished work; so too, observes [director] Peck, is America's struggle with race.
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