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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful And Well-Acted., April 26, 2000
This review is from: George Wallace [VHS] (VHS Tape)
"George Wallace" is one of the great biographical TV movies. It's superior to Gary Sinise's previous biographical performance as Harry Truman in HBO's "Truman." Here he gives a performance of raw energy and impact. And no wonder, this was directed by one of the masters of filmmaking, John Frankenheimer. "George Wallace" is a powerful film, a study of a man who once burned with hate and then found redemption after suffering a terrible tragedy. The movie is intelligent, intriguing, moving and hard to forget. It not only looks at Wallace, but also at the era in which he lived. But the best effect of the movie comes near the end with the redemption of Wallace. It's incredible to see him first as a racist burning with hate, stepping in front of a university to prevent blacks from entering, and then being wheeled into a black church to ask for forgiveness. "George Wallace" is a study of power, hate and redemption. Everything is recreated brilliantly and we feel like we are in the era where the film takes place. There is pure style and intelligence here. Frankenheimer brilliantly directs a brilliant script. "George Wallace" is almost on par with Oliver Stone's "Nixon." This is great filmmaking, big screen or small.
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