Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa."

Overall Ranking: 1853 (Rank from 2013: # 117)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 8.33%
Regular 41.67%
Half-Popped 41.67%
Stale 8.33%
Burnt 0%


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Fr Dennis97(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Minnesota Man65 - When all is said and done the film is worth a watch for the performances of Elba and Harris and the chance to learn more about Mandela himself during his later years…but viewers looking for an in-depth look at Mandela’s life as a whole will be left wanting more.
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That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes62(full review)
Nathan Zoebl61(full review)
Patrick Devitt60
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread56(full review)Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 3
FilmHamster43(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes36(full review)

People Involved

  • Idris Elba (Nelson Mandela)
  • Naomie Harris (Winnie Mandela)
  • Mark Elderkin (Sophiatown Policeman)
  • Robert Hobbs (Cheif Warden)
  • Tony Kgoroge (Walter Sisulu)
  • Riaad Moosa (Ahmed Kathrada)
  • Jamie Bartlett (James Gregory)
  • Lindiwe Matshikiza (Zindzi Mandela)
  • Terry Pheto (Evelyn)
  • Deon Lotz (Kobie Coetzee)
  • Justin Chadwick (Director)