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Mandingo Reviews

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Top Critic
October 14, 2013
Viewed with fresh eyes, it can credibly be seen as revisionist history of a particularly savage kind.
Read More | Original Score: B+
June 4, 2008
Mandingo is excessive, yet its excesses invariably reveal the caustic truths of social critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Good to see Fleischer returning to the kind of psycho-pathological thriller that he can handle so well.
May 24, 2003
[A] hugely entertaining potboiler.
January 1, 2000
One of the most neglected and underrated Hollywood films of its era.
October 14, 2013
Until this moment we cannot be certain that the movie is going to employ every cliche of antebellum melodrama.
October 14, 2013
This is a deeply depressing film. The main problem is that shock value is the centerpiece, so the theme of slavery is just a vehicle for horrific gore and interracial sex.
October 14, 2013
Mandingo is racist trash, obscene in its manipulation of human beings and feelings, and excruciating to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
June 26, 2012
At least offers no tears for the demise of the good ole days in Dixie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 26, 2009
Embarrassing and crude.
December 8, 2007
The performances are overdramatized and unbelievable in a script that suffers from the same weaknesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
November 6, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 27, 2001
too trashy to be good drama, but too dramatic to be good trash
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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