Ghosts of Mississippi
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This is a long-awaited film telling the story of the trials of Medgar Evers' killer. Medger Evers (James Pickens, Jr.) was a black civil-rights activist in Mississippi who was shot to death in 1963. Despite very persuasive evidence that Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods) was indeed his killer, the all-white juries hearing his case at that time acquitted him (he was tried twice). In this film, with the aid of Ever's widow Myrlie (Whoopie Goldberg), Bobby DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin), a young lawyer, gathers enough new evidence to bring Beckwith in for a third trial. Woods' performance… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Strangely devoid of any emotional weight."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Reiner's intermittingly preachy but nevertheless powerful and poignant portrait of hostility and racial strife during one of the ugliest chapters in contemporary American history"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Well intended film with James Woods Oscar worthy in a key role."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Convincingly plumbs the spiritual impules behind the yearning for justice."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Strong performances but just another movie about civil rights issues that pays too much attention to the white characters."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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