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Rightly Oscar-nominated for his work, Washington here is as good as he ever has been, dominating the screen. Particularly when delivering Malcolm X's speeches, he's quite, quite brilliant, able to shift his performance with consummate skill, and give us a rounded portrayal of a hugely important figure in recent American history.
The film isn't quite as good as Washington, although it frequently touches greatness. It's also not afraid to dig into controversies surrounding Malcolm X himself, and there's little sign of the story being diluted in any way. If anything, there's a desire to squeeze in perhaps a little too much.
Across three hours, it tells the story of Malcolm X, from his formative years through to his death, and it does it with a real sense of period attention, and occasionally an epic feel. That's where the Blu-ray upgrade really helps. The terrific photography is showcased wonderfully in 1080p. Furthermore, the disc has space for an interesting commentary track, featuring Lee himself, as well as deleted scenes, and a look into the making of the film. It's a terrific package, and Malcolm X remains both an important figure, and an important film. The Blu-ray only enhances that. --Jon Foster --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
my husband will be delighted when he receives it for christmas, as he has never seen the end of the filmPublished 4 days ago by Lynn Borland
Ok but not one of densely washingtons best (that's book of Eli) didn't live up to hype but watchable.Published 2 months ago by Mummypom
Good to have this film back from legendary actor, director. Product in great conditionPublished 3 months ago by quentin bananura