Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Sep 29, 2011
    It's an imperfect but ambitious film willing to confront an enormous, complex period in this country.
  2. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Sep 5, 2011
    A tangy raw stew of history, even if it never begins to confront the contradictions that bedeviled black militancy.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    It's fascinating to see such historic figures in the Struggle from the Swedish perspective. Most importantly, it's just great to see new footage of folks like Stokely Charmichael and Angela Davis - both of whom are so charismatic and inspirational. The film flags a bit toward the end as the focus shifts to the ravages of drug abuse and the infighting and assassinations within the Nation of Islam. For someone who hasn't been exposed to much modern African American history in school or elsewhere, this would be fairly informative, though a bit disjointed. Full Review »