Indyfreak - wrote on 09/22/18
Spike Lee's best movie. Denzel Washington is pitch perfect as Malcolm X, the charismatic and controversial civil rights leader. Spike Lee doesn't shy away from showing his early life as a criminal or his polarizing work with black nationalists and celebrates his repeated affirmation of black pride in Afro-American cultural heritage. He is shown as a fully fleshed out human being over the course of nearly three and a half hours. But the pacing and editing is excellently done. It's the rare biographical epic that feels timeless and as relevant today as it was over twenty years ago or even during the Civil Rights era.