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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
January 11, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
For once, Parker directs without depending on flashy visual tropes.
July 14, 2004
Well-acted, compelling, good script. Good message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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
February 6, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
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.
June 3, 2005
Improbable re-enactment of an investigation into long-ago outbreak of hate crimes.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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