Though better casting choices were available than Oyelowo for the legendary Dr. MLK, Jr. whose presence is left ~unrealized, Selma boasts a narrative of power & authenticity that immerses you in the historical landscape of 1965’s voting-rights march against racial injustice to overcome flaws. 6.2/10.
Plot Synopsis: Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for Blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated with President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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