Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr.Written by
Looking back on the experience of making Malcolm X (1992) and the pressure he faced to produce an accurate film, Spike Lee jokingly stated on the DVD audio commentary that when this movie was released, he and Denzel Washington had their passports handy in case they needed to flee the country. See more »
Scene where Malcolm goes to visit Archie after eight years, goes back and forth showing Malcolm with natural hair and with permed/chemically treated hair. See more »
In the name of Allah the merciful, all praises due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. The one God to whom praise is due forever. The one who came to us in the person of Master Fard Muhammad and raised up the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Amen.
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Are we gonna bring him on? Yes, we gonna bring him on. Well let us hear from our minister, Minister Malcolm X. Let us bring him on with a round of applause!
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There is a seperate special thanks after the normal one that says: "Thank Allah for Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Tracy Chapman, Prince, Janet Jackson, and Peggy Cooper-Carfritz." This is because they aided Spike Lee in raising money to finish the film when the production ran into financial trouble. See more »
I saw it last night and absolutely loved it . Not a big fan of the biopic genre and its runtime of over 200 mins. made me skeptical but im glad i ended up watching it. Dont wanna talk about its historical accuracy but as a movie it did well enough for me to think about the speeches Malcolm X gave and int shouldve erpret on it. Spike Le does a fantastic job in binding the film toghether however he shouldve teimmed it down to about 170-180 mins.
Denzel was on total fire and carried the entire movie on his shoulders .Maybe should have gotten the oscar nod over Pacino for tatally making it believable that he was indeed malcolm X. A solid 8/10 from me
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