Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (2018)

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Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland explores the death of Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old African American who, after being arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town, was found hanging in her jail cell three days later. Dashcam footage revealing her arrest went viral, leading to national protests. The film team followed the two-year case beginning shortly after Bland's death, exploring the questions of what really happened to her, and what we may learn from her tragedy.

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Critic Reviews for Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

"Say Her Name" navigates a steady path between haters on one side and conspiracy nuts on the other; it's an angry movie that uses its inside voice.

November 15, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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It's still hard to say, but the evidence of custodial neglect, incompetence and officials' spurious assumptions about Bland... gives the movie's depiction of the case a not-so-subtle air of racially charged malfeasance.

November 8, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the most galvanizing episodes in this generation's civil rights struggle, the brutal arrest and question-raising death of activist Sandra Bland, is poignantly explored...

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

More than anything, the value in Say Her Name lies in its refusal to allow Bland to be silenced, even in death.

December 6, 2018 | Full Review…

A documentary on the case Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland... puts a face on the Black Lives Matter struggles and is enhanced by her many encouraging (and not necessarily anti-cop) messages on her video blog.

December 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner are blessed with a subject who regularly recorded herself in video blogs.

November 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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