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Mississippi Burning Reviews

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October 25, 2016
Violence, profanity, lots of tension in Jim Crow crime drama
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2009
Slick, well-acted thriller that nonetheless distorts the facts and looks at the civil rights movement from a strictly white perspective
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 17, 2008
Parker pushes the picture along at a fervent clip, with the character scenes back-to-back with chases or violence.
February 11, 2008
Not anywhere as good as it should be.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
For once, Parker directs without depending on flashy visual tropes.
June 3, 2005
Improbable re-enactment of an investigation into long-ago outbreak of hate crimes.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2004
Well-acted, compelling, good script. Good message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2003
Starts out as a vivid portrait of the Civil Rights era and ends up a cop drama in which vengeful anger is used against racist killers.
July 25, 2002
Hackman delivers some of the best work of his career. And this guy's been doing it for 30 years.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
"Mississippi Burning" feels like a movie made from the inside out, a movie that knows the ways and people of its small Southern city so intimately that, having seen it, I know the place I'd go for a cup of coffee and the place I'd steer clear from.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
"Mississippi Burning" speeds down the complicated, painful path of civil rights in search of a good thriller.
January 1, 2000
"Mississippi Burning" surveys the geography of racism, sheds light on the dark night of the soul.
January 11, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
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