Rosewood Reviews

June 5, 2020
Undoubtedly a great movie could have been made of this still unhealed scab on the body politic. But "Rosewood," John Singleton's film of these events, isn't it.
April 28, 2010
The intentions are unassailable: to dramatize a forgotten injustice and sear it into contemporary memory so it's never allowed to happen again. But the movie is long and didactic, undermined by the faintly pious air of an educational slide show.
January 29, 2005
...the more the body count mounts, the more cartoonish the movie seems, and the less we care.
May 20, 2003
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April 12, 2002
January 1, 2000
Rosewood is startling, infuriating, painful history played out as a not-very-satisfying, overly ambitious and overlong movie.
January 1, 2000
Neither the film's smug white bigots nor its uniformly noble blacks are well served by such oversimplification.