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Cry Freedom
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Cry Freedom 1987

From Amazon: Sir Richard Attenborough (Gandhi) directs this semi-successful drama about the relationship between South African black activist Steven Biko and a sympathetic newspaper editor (Kevin Kline). Attenborough's typical sweep of the life and times of Biko is particularly rewarding in the first half of the film, but once the leader comes to his untimely end at the hands of white police, the story shifts entirely to Kline's character and the latter's efforts to escape the country with his family. That change is a tactical error in the script that robs the film of its initial power and makes the arguably unfortunate choice of emphasizing the...

Directed By:
No image existsRichard Attenborough
Written By:
No image existsJohn Briley
Kevin KlineKevin Kline
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
No image existsPenelope Wilton
No image existsKevin McNally
No image existsJohn Thaw
No image existsTimothy West
No image existsJohn Hargreaves
No image existsAlec McCowen
No image existsZakes Mokae
No image existsIan Richardson

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Cry Freedom Movie Review by Melanie (5/31/2007)

This is one of those movies that I really enjoyed but probably will not watch again. I hate real life in the movies because there is never a neat package tied up with a string. Well, I shouldn't say I hate it but I find it harder to relax while watching. This movie makes you think about what government does when you don't...

(complete Cry Freedom review by Melanie)

Cry Freedom Movie Review by Movie Addict (2/25/2007)

Steven Biko just wanted a country where whites and black could live together. He died for that dream in South Africa. His story is masterfully told in the film Cry Freedom with Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline. He was murdered and over 700 children were massacred to keep a regime intact that subjugated others. How many...

(complete Cry Freedom review by Movie Addict)

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