Mississippi Burning review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/20/12
"What's wrong with these people?" A power movie closely based on the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in the U.S. state of Mississippi in 1964. One of the best flicks about racism. Two FBI agents, Agent Alan Ward (Dafoe) and Agent Rupert Anderson (Hackman), were sent to investigate the incident in Mississippi. Houses were burned while "colored" folks were mistreated and murdered. Clearly one of the most disturbing scenes of hatred towards another human. Soundtrack was applicable, cinematography impressive and performances were authentic. Screenplay effective with lines: Ward - "If you were a Negro, nobody would give a damn what you thought." "Some things are worth dying for." The multi-award nominated picture shows that evil does not always triumph, and that justice always finds a way to resolve crimes. Mississippi Burning is both a tragic and hopeful film on civil rights violations, racism and equality.