MLK/FBI

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, 99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • MLK/FBI presents a sobering overview of the American intelligence community's efforts to discredit and destroy a leader of the civil rights movement.
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    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    What are we going to do with the material itself? It's a question whose answers remain to be seen. The accomplishment of Pollard's documentary is that it so capably and persuasively prepares us to ask it.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    Cleverly uses the FBI's pursuit of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr to tell the entwined history of leftwing protest and state-sanctioned surveillance.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I think it really shows the importance of King as a person, as a human, as opposed to the icon that we have come to think of him as.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This documentary is a really necessary rewind... to remind everybody how Martin Luther King Jr. was seen in his day, at his time.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    In you're interested in American politics, you will obviously be interested in this...a relevant subject to be discussing.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    By suggesting the enormous strain King endured while he was being taunted and blackmailed by his own government, "MLK/FBI" provides another lens through which to appreciate his commitment.
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    Alci RengifoEntertainment Voice
    A potent dual achievement: It covers the history of the FBI's years-long obsession with civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while presenting a more human, even flawed, portrait of King than has ever been attempted before.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The riveting documentary MLK/FBI gives a clear and precise presentation of how the FBI targeted civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.
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    Neal PollackBook & Film Globe
    If you're going to make a documentary about the FBI spying on Martin Luther King, why leave the tastiest bits on the cutting room floor?
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    Michael J. CaseyMichael J. Cinema
    An effective way to engage the audience first through image, then through argument.
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