Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary Reviews

April 28, 2015
A movie about the liberating power of words that bends over backwards to paste flashy images on top of sentences that already speak for themselves.
August 22, 2013
More of a tribute than a hard-hitting piece of American filmmaking, which is too bad, because the subject - the imprisonment of ex-Black Panther figure Mumia Abu-Jamal - deserves a thorough, serious examination.
February 28, 2013
A film that would let us decide the pros and cons of his life for ourselves would certainly be welcome.
February 1, 2013
This tiresome documentary on activist journalist and convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal buries its subject under waves of gratingly repetitive accolades.
February 1, 2013
The doc is unapologetically one-sided, and spends more time canonizing Abu-Jamal than exploring the murder and trial themselves.
January 31, 2013
The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the African-American journalist sentenced to die for a 1981 Philadelphia murder charge, gets a juicy, visual but inescapably tilted treatment here.
January 29, 2013
An obstructive, agitprop style detracts from the important, singularly American story buried in Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary ...
January 29, 2013
More hagiography than history.
January 29, 2013
Purports to tell the true story of the titular imprisoned, controversially outspoken death-penalty opponent, but eventually degenerates into an orgy of congratulation.