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Mississippi Burning Reviews

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
October 25, 2016
Violence, profanity, lots of tension in Jim Crow crime drama
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
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-
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Variety Staff
June 17, 2008
Parker pushes the picture along at a fervent clip, with the character scenes back-to-back with chases or violence.
Cole Smithey
February 11, 2008
Not anywhere as good as it should be.
| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 11, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
For once, Parker directs without depending on flashy visual tropes.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
July 14, 2004
Well-acted, compelling, good script. Good message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
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
Dragan Antulov
February 6, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
"Mississippi Burning" speeds down the complicated, painful path of civil rights in search of a good thriller.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
"Mississippi Burning" surveys the geography of racism, sheds light on the dark night of the soul.
Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press
June 3, 2005
Improbable re-enactment of an investigation into long-ago outbreak of hate crimes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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