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Mandela movie - missed opportunity.
on 23 August 2014
This is a terrible film. It has a stilted direction and simplistic script, it does not convey the power or historical impact of Nelson Mandela's life on his own country and the World. Idris Elba comes out of it ok but while he has charisma there is no gravitas which Mandela had in large measure. Tick for not being afraid to pull punches about their personal lives, and yet then perhaps a story like this doesn't need salacious details. I wasted opportunity. Rushed out too fast probably, due to the death of the eponymous person.