The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

Oscar nominee Taraji P Henson (Hidden Figures) is Ann Atwater, fighting for school integration in 1971 Durham, North Carolina in this true story drama. Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) co-stars as a local Ku Klux Klan leader, arguing to keep segregation in place.

2019Rating: M, Mature themes133 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
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Variety

Variety

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A rock-solid movie: squarely deliberate, a little long and predictable, but honest and thoughtful enough, precise in its period and locale, with very strong performances.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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The political moral of the movie is that change happens when the oppressed are nice to their oppressors.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

No doubt the world needs more paeans to tolerance, but movies as ineffectual as "The Best of Enemies" feel profoundly inadequate to the task.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[W]hile it lacks the ambition to turn its obvious plot into a film that feels new, it also avoids the pitfalls of moral smugness and stereotyping.

Variety

Variety

press

A rock-solid movie: squarely deliberate, a little long and predictable, but honest and thoughtful enough, precise in its period and locale, with very strong performances.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The political moral of the movie is that change happens when the oppressed are nice to their oppressors.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

No doubt the world needs more paeans to tolerance, but movies as ineffectual as "The Best of Enemies" feel profoundly inadequate to the task.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[W]hile it lacks the ambition to turn its obvious plot into a film that feels new, it also avoids the pitfalls of moral smugness and stereotyping.

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