Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary Reviews

November 16, 2013
You don't have to agree with Abu-Jamal's politics to admire his work ethic-or his eloquence.
June 14, 2013
...Rightly intuits that visually summarizing Abu-Jamal's Wikipedia page could well be emotionally satisfying but would ultimately be less persuasive than simply allowing viewers to see the man and hear his words...
June 13, 2013
Long Distance Revolutionary is a blistering indictment of institutionalized racism and also a sensitive picture of a fascinating human being.
May 3, 2013
Director Stephen Vittoria lines up a roster of writers and educators, actors and activists, to sing Abu-Jamal's praise. And praise they do.
February 21, 2013
"Mumia" gradually becomes a persuasive attempt to celebrate the content of his character, not the violence that apparently led to his imprisonment.
February 1, 2013
Vittoria avoids discussing the crime for which Abu-Jamal spent 29 years in solitary confinement on death row, instead tracing the path of a brilliant journalist whose message cannot be silenced.
January 31, 2013
This film is certainly a bracing change from the usual back-and-forth of the evening news.
January 31, 2013
A documentary charting the extraordinary life and work of Mumia Abu-Jamal from his prison cell over the last 30 years.
January 21, 2013
A reverential biopic that wisely leaves the damning evidence on the back burner in favor of focusing on everything about Mumia Abu-Jamal except what exactly transpired at the corner of 13th and Locust in the wee hours of December 9, 1981.