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Small Axe: Mangrove Episode 1 Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending
December 30, 2020

Weaves the message so naturally into the experience of watching a story about people that it never has the patronising smugness the words "message movie" tend to imply.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip
December 3, 2020

Mangrove is vital viewing in 2020.

Aaron Neuwirth
We Live Entertainment
November 19, 2020

This wouldn't be a proper courtroom drama without grand speeches, and Mangrove has several, including the final statements, which register as powerfully as needed.

Clarisse Loughrey
Independent (UK)
Top Critic
October 12, 2020

The most striking moments of Mangrove, Steve McQueen's triumphant invocation of Black British history, aren't of anger, tears, or passion -- they're of silence.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Katie Smith-Wong
Flick Feast
October 10, 2020

There has never been a film more timely than Steve McQueen's compelling drama. With an array of powerful performances driving the story, Mangrove is as educational as it is essential.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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