Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Rob Humanick
    Sep 6, 2013
    38
    The film's tonal inconsistencies speak less to the struggles of its titular subject than to its own grasp-exceeding ambitions.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott MacDonald
    Sep 4, 2013
    33
    Poor Hudson tries to live up to both the character and the clothes, but she isn’t anywhere near assertive enough a screen presence; whenever she’s supposed to be rallying a crowd or shouting down her oppressors she looks painfully aware of her own inadequacy.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 5, 2013
    30
    The movie plays like a made-for-television quickie.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Sep 5, 2013
    30
    Like many a biopic before it, Winnie Mandela shoehorns an exceptional life into the standard template of a highlights reel, lurching from one Important Moment to the next.

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