A Lesson Before Dying
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

Don Cheadle, Mekhi Phifer, and Cicely Tyson star in this drama set in the 1940s about a black man sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and teacher who is to counsel him as he awaits execution. A Lesson Before Dying is based on a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 1, 2000
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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

This riveting drama stands far above most straight-to-tube efforts; in fact, its many virtues surpass many films that receive theatrical release.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What the film lacked was a tension; everything seemed too dry and predictable except for the theme, which was right on the money.

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Lady D'arbanville
The storyline is a very worthy one to tell and there was no problem with the acting abilities, but to me this film should have been more powerful to make the… More