MLK/FBI Reviews

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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.
January 19, 2021
A potent dual achievement: It covers the history of the FBI's years-long obsession with civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while presenting a more human, even flawed, portrait of King than has ever been attempted before.
January 19, 2021
The riveting documentary MLK/FBI gives a clear and precise presentation of how the FBI targeted civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.
January 19, 2021
If you're going to make a documentary about the FBI spying on Martin Luther King, why leave the tastiest bits on the cutting room floor?
January 18, 2021
An effective way to engage the audience first through image, then through argument.
January 17, 2021
Tells the story well for what we know now.
January 16, 2021
While the film adds nothing new to this story, "MLK/FBI" is a good primer for those who may be unaware of this dark chapter of our history.
January 16, 2021
Cleverly uses the FBI's pursuit of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr to tell the entwined history of leftwing protest and state-sanctioned surveillance.
January 16, 2021
I think it really shows the importance of King as a person, as a human, as opposed to the icon that we have come to think of him as.
January 16, 2021
This documentary is a really necessary rewind... to remind everybody how Martin Luther King Jr. was seen in his day, at his time.
January 16, 2021
In you're interested in American politics, you will obviously be interested in this...a relevant subject to be discussing.
January 16, 2021
MLK/FBI stands as a movie that inspires us with King's commitment while appalling us with the lengths to which an American institution went not only to destroy him but to upend an entire movement.
January 16, 2021
By suggesting the enormous strain King endured while he was being taunted and blackmailed by his own government, "MLK/FBI" provides another lens through which to appreciate his commitment.
January 16, 2021
This fascinating documentary by Sam Pollard delivers exactly what the title promises.
January 16, 2021
Pollard doesn't just rely on talking heads; instead he shrewdly overlays the words on damning evidence of a campaign to destroy a Black activist.
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