Change is worth fighting for.
Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Nick Searcy, Bruce McGill
|Screenplay||Robin Bissell, from the book by Osha Gray Davidson|
|Produced by||Astute Films, Material Pictures|
|Language||Moderate impact frequent demeaning language of prejudice.|
|Violence||Frequent moderate impact psychological and emotional violence.|
|Prejudice||Frequent mild to (?) racial prejudice against black people.|
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|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned||Rated PG-13 for thematic material, racial epithets, some violence and a suggestive reference|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Ilan Preskovsky The Best of Enemies bombed at the box office and received a drubbing from most critics, but the fact that it has relatively high audience-ratings is actually the most important thing here. Yes, it is, to say the least, uneven, but as a genuinely moving slice of crowd-pleasing cinema that also happens to successfully put a spotlight on some less-than-famous real-life heroes, it acquits itself nicely.
Tomatometer The Best of Enemies has the best of intentions, but they’re derailed by a problematic perspective and a disappointing lack of insight.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Sandie Angulo Chen Well-intentioned but one-sided race drama has iffy messages.
Jim Judy Enough of the film works -- even when it’s as predictable as they come -- that you’ll likely be okay going along for the ride down this familiar path where the destination is in plain sight from the get-go. Make sure to stick around at the end that features footage of the real-life C.P. and Ann and additional notes about their lives that continued after the conclusion of this particular chapter.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 59%