The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

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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.

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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.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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[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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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.

0
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.

0
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.

0
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.

0

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