MLK/FBI Reviews

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April 12, 2021
MLK/FBI shuns the sensational and the speculative in favor of verifiable facts and evidence-based conclusions. While the more voyeuristic among us may be disappointed that Pollard chose this course, it's clear he took the high road.
March 29, 2021
The director does a commendable job of condensing decades of America's past and delivering it in an insightful manner
March 25, 2021
...MLK/FBI starts to reflect our ongoing anxieties about lionizing individual people only to later duke it out in the culture wars when those human beings turn out to be human.
March 9, 2021
While MLK/FBI is expansive and humane, it leaves room for a deeper and more concentrated look at Coretta Scott King as an individual who faced her own enormous challenges as a public figure.
March 2, 2021
It gives the public a full opportunity to understand who King was as a person, a man, a human being...we see his failings, but we also see how great and powerful his movement was...
February 18, 2021
King's tortured relationship with the FBI is the subject of the new documentary MLK/FBI. Directed by Sam Pollard, it offers a comprehensive overview of how the FBI targeted King during his years of activism.
February 7, 2021
Feels unfinished and leaves you wanting more
February 2, 2021
The film doesn't so much champion King as it does examine the challenges he had to overcome to ignite a movement.
January 29, 2021
Using rich black-and-white archival footage and calling upon the detailed insights of historians and experts in social justice, among others, [Director] Pollard and his team take the controversial story and make it fresh and fascinating.
January 28, 2021
MLK/FBI peels back the curtain about the U.S. government pressing all their weight on the great civil rights leader.
January 28, 2021
It's the story of two men, King and former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in which resentment and jealousy fueled an unprecedented abuse of power by the latter upon the former.
January 27, 2021
MLK/FBI is an important, if imperfect, look at a slice of history that many may not know well.
January 26, 2021
It's more History Channel than Netflix, but if you're interested in this period in history, and the Civil Rights Movement in particular, you won't want to miss this film.
January 25, 2021
Excellent.
January 22, 2021
An eye-opening documentary that poses hard questions and gives no easy answers, MLK/FBI is a worthy addition to the ever-timely media concerning Martin Luther King Jr.
January 22, 2021
I don't know that MLK/FBI reveals anything new about its subject, but it clarifies & amplifies facets of his story in a timely way. It couldn't be more relevant, as a document of history or as a cautionary tale about balancing a public & private existence
January 22, 2021
The film is a bit dry and insistent, but the material has huge historical significance.
January 21, 2021
Beautiful in its style, enraging in its substance, this skewering of the FBI's surveillance of the civil-rights icon is essential for understanding the near-term roots of white supremacy in America.
January 21, 2021
Insightful doc about FBI's relentless campaign against King.
January 19, 2021
What are we going to do with the material itself? It's a question whose answers remain to be seen. The accomplishment of Pollard's documentary is that it so capably and persuasively prepares us to ask it.
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