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The Best of Enemies Reviews

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November 21, 2019
You know how this movie will play out, but it's educational.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2019
It's predictable and conventional, but it has some powerful moments.
July 20, 2019
At a horrific point in U.S. history, The Best of Enemies is accomplished enough to allow its humanist message to shine through without any interference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 4, 2019
By acutely observing the process, by letting each compromise sink in for the character, and for us, it becomes a kind of catharsis for the characters as they find their way, and for us to hope for the better angels of everyone's nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2019
Takes a micro rather than a macro look at racism in America, (but) avoids many of the pitfalls that Green Book fell into.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2019
While it too often lacks the courage to follow through on its convictions, the film is stirring and heartfelt enough to get the point across.
April 26, 2019
"The Best of Enemies" not only has two of my favorite actors in the lead roles, but their performances are spot-on without being caricatures.
April 12, 2019
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. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
April 12, 2019
By the end, it really pulled off what it needed to, and had that emotional punch.
April 12, 2019
A trip into a past-not a distant past, less than 50 years, but one that is increasingly unrecognizable-and an artful reminder of the possibilities of change.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2019
It's exactly what you expect without, well, being exactly what you expect.
April 11, 2019
Comparisons will inevitably be made to Green Book for its upbeat vibe, but in terms of serious craft and admirable aspirations, this film is more in the league of 42 and Selma.
April 10, 2019
With the evolving relationship between Rockwell and Henson in the driver seat, it's hard to resist the sentiment of what "The Best of Enemies" puts together.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 8, 2019
The Best of Enemies is a lesson in empathy-listening to and understanding your enemies...whomever they may be, whether political or personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
April 8, 2019
Atwater and Ellis's personal development is superficial but at least the movie doesn't drag the actors through trendy cynicism. Bissell and his performers admirably sentimentalize a small but historic accord.
April 8, 2019
Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell are exceptional in this film based on the true story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2019
Award worthy acting by Rockwell and Henson makes this movie soar. The right story for the right time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 7, 2019
A remarkable film of hope, daring, and vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 6, 2019
...a good tale. Rockwell gives a fine performance, but Henson's is the one you remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 6, 2019
Terrific performances by Rockwell, an extremely convincing bigoted good-old-boy, and Henson, who throws her all into the character, take the film to another level.
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