The true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.

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  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Stars: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, Jayme Lawson, Tosin Cole, Kevin Carroll, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Roger Guenveur Smith, Princess Elmore, Josh Ventura, Ed Amatrudo, Gail Everett-Smith, Brendan Patrick Connor, Tim Ware, Keisha Tillis, Kevin Brown, Bradley King, J.P. Edwards, Jackson Beals, Summer Rain Menkee, Reid Jameson Smith, Mike Dolphy, Ralph Hughes, Ed Sturdivant, Rakeem Massingill, Al Mitchell, Lee Spencer, Njema Williams, Sean Michael Weber, Alyssa Talbot, Euseph Messiah, James Sanders III, Thea Clark, Jamie Renell, Friedman Twinkies, Jonathan D. Williams, Jaylin Webb, Eric Whitten, Diallo Thompson, Cora Maple Lindell, David Caprita, Elizabeth Youman, Charles T. Massey, Angela Yale, Phil Biedron, Carol J. Mckenith, Torey Adkins, Maurice Johnson, Noel Sampson, Brandon P. Bell, Oz Keenum, Destin Freeman, Bree Fyffe, Josh Mendez Sr., Marcus Atkins, Darian Rolle, Brennan Schram, Melina Datta, Blaine Huslig, Ryan Austin Bryant, Richard Nash
  • Director: Chinonye Chukwu
  • Teresamc56 - 7 January 2023
    Tragic, shocking, and predictable.
    Injustice/inhumanity to man/discrimination plot based on real events. As if a trial of white men in the American South would ever find them guilty. The film is supposed to be about how Maimie Till helped with the Civil Rights Movement. What she did by showing pictures of her dead son, was a kick in the backside for anyone with a conscience in the USA. However, much of the film just shows Maimie quietly staring off into the distance as she suffers the loss. And the ending has the traditional blurbs about the rest of her life. What would have been interesting is to skip the trial and.show what she actually did after the trial/the rest of her life. These type of movies focus too much on the reason why there was a trial and the main character's demeanour. It needed to show more of her transformation from a grieving mother to a civil rights influencer because you never actually see what convinced her. Mostly, she resists it. I hated the despicable treatment of her 14-year-old son and applaud her resolve to stand up against what was done to him, as I applaud it in current events. Unless you live in a bubble, you know about discrimination. There just should have been more in this movie about afterwards instead of focusing on the before. It would have made the movie much more powerful and show people how things can be changed instead of just showing the reason. We know the reasons. Would be nice to know the processes they used to actually changed things. Stellar acting.
  • chris-chasely - 30 November 2022
    Oscar Worthy Performances
    Truly disturbing to watch this movie in terms of the sadness that surrounds the topic. However, the movie is a must watch for anyone who wants to know the atrocities that have been endured. Set in the 50's Chicago and Mississippi, the real story about how racism was rampant and how nothing was ever done about it. Deadwyler is an amazing actor who portrays Mamie's emotional role extremely convincingly and most definitely deserves an Oscar for her performance. Hall as Till is a fantastic actor and a joy to watch. As always, Goldberg who plays Mamie's mother is exceptional. 10 stars from me for a well written, well directed and well performed movie.