128 mins
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David Oyelowo (Interstellar) is the great Martin Luther King in this historical drama detailing the legendary activist, the civil rights... More

Where to watch Selma

Selma is available to stream in Australia now on YouTube... More and Google TV and ACMI Cinema 3.

Selma | Ratings & Reviews

"Don’t write this off as a cynically-pitched, Oscar-bait prestige pic, because in terms of heavyweight history and cinematic clout, Selma delivers. Focusing firmly on the brief but vital period between 1964 and 1966, the film follows Dr. Martin Luther King and the US Civil Rights movement’s campaign of peaceful resistance. The action centres on what King termed “a massive demonstration of moral certainty” - the march from the city of Selma to Alabama state capital, Montgomery, in support of the right for all, regardless of skin colour, to register as voters."

Flicks, Adam FrescoFlicks

"As politically astute as it is psychologically acute..."


"A daunting challenge for any actor, Oyelowo rises to the task, in a film that eschews the traditional biopic approach."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Meticulously researched and elegantly scripted... toggles between moments big and small, though everything feels necessary."

Time OutTime Out

"I have rarely seen a historical film that felt so populous and full of life, so alert to the tendrils of narrative that spread beyond the frame."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Unimpeachably important, ambitious in its scope and handsomely presented, it has all the hallmarks of a trophy winner, for better and worse."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The film represents a rare example of craftsmanship working to produce a deeply moving piece of history."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Incredibly powerful and often moving, anchored by an awards-worthy performance from Oyelowo."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Selma | Details

Award winner
Best Original Song (for John Legend and Common) at the 2015 Academy Awards and Golden Globes
M, Violence and coarse language
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin

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