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Winnie Mandela: movie review

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

She was a noble proponent of the antiapartheid movement and nearly as famous as her iconic husband. But what starts as a standard worshipful biopic of Winnie Mandela (Jennifer Hudson) suddenly shifts gears after her release from a year-plus jail stint. When Winnie begins to take stances that put her at odds with Nelson (Terrence Howard) and is implicated in a murder, Darrell Roodt’s film portrays her as a confused, possibly deranged individual. Yet this twist doesn’t so much probe the situation’s ambiguities as reflect the filmmaker’s uncertainty about how to properly portray a major historical figure in all her troubling complexity.

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Written by Andrew Schenker

Cast and crew

  • Director:Darrell Roodt
  • Cast:
    • Jennifer Hudson
    • Terrence Howard
    • Elias Koteas
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