Selma

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Selma
This week's Oscar hopeful is set in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. The film received a Best Picture nom, but controversially neither a Best Director nor Best Actor nomination.

122 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Jim France, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Common, Lorraine Toussaint
Director
Ava DuVernay
ScreenplayPaul Webb
CinematographyBradford Young
EditingSpencer Averick
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byCloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathé, Plan B Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate impact, frequent, realistic, verbal and psychological with accentuating sound effects
PrejudiceMild impact, frequent, historical context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
5
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
46 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
175 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon: Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied.
20
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
17
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconOutstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
20

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
135 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
38319 users
11
Internet
13684 Netizens quote iconEntertaining, Great Acting, And Definitely Worth Seeing
15

Average .. 83%

17

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