Selma Reviews

February 16, 2018
The film... assumes such vast prior knowledge of the civil rights movement that only a fraction of the audience will understand it. I scrambled to keep up, not helped by a cast of thousands and by Ava DuVernay's clumsy and flabby direction.
February 5, 2015
In which the fight for black rights, instead of having a fiery and inspiring crackle, is like being hit over the head with a long, soggy sermonette.
January 9, 2015
It's understandable that DuVernay would make a priority of avoiding excessive detail. But too much of the movie is like the opening: deliberate, broad, uninspired.
January 9, 2015
The paint-by-numbers portrayals of 1960s iconic players is pathetic and the story fails to capture the passion, energy and hope of MLK's leadership and of the times.