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- tigerbaby007112May 01, 2013by
Biographical drama on the life of the late Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965. A black man who went from jail to leading a revolution. This is a great educational movie, to help everybody learn about Malcolm X. Denzel Washington gives an outstanding performance, no one else could have done it so well. The DVD I have, has a special feature documentary of the real Malcolm X. I've never seen anyone more charismatic than him.
- wisterialeeFeb 28, 2010by
Malcolm X (DVD, 2005, Special Edition)
As a History Teacher, I read the Book, saw the Movie when it first came out, and seeing this Special Edition with All its Extra Features brings me Joy. We Really Need Well Done True to History movies. It is a way for those who do not read as well to Feel and Experience What Happened at differing Time Periods. Even if you read the book and are a avid history buff, this DVD and its added Documentaries provides more Visual Depth and Realism to one's understanding and connection with Important Aspects of History. I never actually met Malcolm and Elijah, but I was Blessed to see and hear them both speak. I watched and saw the continual growth of Malcolm and how he influenced Whites, like me, who only knew Racist and Bigotry as a child. Elijah never seemed, IMHO, to change his continual rant against the 'white devil' and therefore, did not further Racial Understanding and Enlightenment. I was going through college, at the time, and experiencing all this First Hand was a real Blessing to the furthering of my educational experience in the quest of inspiring students to learn all they can, before forming an opinion on "right and wrong" and hanging on to it, inspite of actual events and information. I made sure my own children and students viewed and experienced this time period, from the perspective of those who lived it. This Film allows the viewer to form their own opinion on how they wish to view history. Thank you for allowing me to offer my review of an Excellent Film, and the Extras the 2 Disk Special Edition offers, and the time period that made a difference in my own life. Read full review
- casinoman88Sep 24, 2016by
Best and longest Denzel Washington film ever!!!
Although this film is 3 hours and 21 minutes long, it tells the story of the greatest African-American ever.
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- csenftlebenMay 20, 2006by
Terrific Glimpse Into A Great Man
This movie completely revolutionized my understand of this powerful Civil Rights figure. My idea of who Malcolm X was and stood for had been shaped by my childhood in the South. I'd heard of him as the opposite of MLK - sowing discord instead of unity - that he was the black version of the KKK, and that he was just as wrong. When I finally saw the movie a few years ago, I was shocked to find out how wrong I'd been. I didn't even know he broke with the Nation of Islam (NOI). I certainly had never heard him talk about brotherhood with whites: "In the past, yes, I have made sweeping indictments of all white people. I will never be guilty of that again - as I know now that some white people are truly sincere... a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket statements about blacks" (The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Alex Haley, p.395). I also didn't know that his willingness to criticize his former NOI - including their blanket racism - was part of the reason he was killed by the Black Muslims (with government help). The thing I find so inspiring about him was his willingness to do an about-face regarding everything he'd done and believed in and stood and fought for - decades of blood and sweat and tears! - and all at great personal risk. That he could have such conviction - not to a position, but to the truth - is overwhelmingly rare in any person. Not the lazy certainty of the dogmatic (i.e., "this only is the truth") or the cowardly uncertainty of the agnostic (i.e., "there is no knowing truth"), but the open-eyed conviction of the truth-seeker! We all invest ourselves - whether in a belief system or an education or a career or a marriage - until we reach our own "point of no return," and then virtually none of us ever go back on that (at least, not without overwhelming pressure from the outside, a very rare event). Most of us would rather live a lie than lose what we have gained up to that point, or what we want for the future. We so often choose our own comfort at the price of our integrity (I know that I have), that we act to preserve what seems valuable instead of what matters. Malcolm X. Such courage. Such conviction! See the movie. Own it. It can change your life. Read full review
- kaymar4323Oct 03, 2009by
Malcolm X dvd
I had just watched Roots and Roots Second Generation and noticed Alex Haley had went to see Malcolm X and write something for him. This peeked my interest in him. Denzel Washington, who plays Malcolm X did a wonderful job and of cours I love history. Also might I mention the dealer I bought this from was very very good.
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