• Network: PBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 27, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Aug 27, 2013
    100
    The PBS film gives us greater perspective and insight, probing the conflicted attitudes toward civil rights in the Kennedy administration, and detailing the last-minute panic over Lewis' speech.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Aug 27, 2013
    100
    Lavisly illustrated with archival footage, much of it rare, The March makes it almost easy to forget that words--not to mention the one man who said them--were the real stars that day.... Excellent, exhaustive.
  3. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Aug 27, 2013
    90
    A compelling look at the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Aug 27, 2013
    80
    A succinct and well-conceived documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Aug 27, 2013
    75
    It does a good job of selling an event that by all historical measures should sell itself.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 27, 2013
    70
    When it comes to the day's central oration, Akomfrah can't quite leave King alone, laying in music below him--not the usual sentimental suet, at least, but a distraction and a distortion nonetheless; those words need no accompaniment. And here and there he processes an image for dramatic (and sometimes confusing) effect. But these are bumps in an otherwise well-laid road.

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