Panther (1995)

This fictionalized history chronicles the far-reaching changes effected by the radical group, the Black Panthers, during the late 1960s. The Panthers frequently used violence to drive home the fact that African-Americans did not have the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 22, 1998
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Emanuel Levy

In his fictionalized story, Van Peebles simplifies the history of the Black Panthers, doing harm to a subject that he presumably intends to honor. Panther suffers from the same narrative and stylistic problems that has plagued his earlier films.

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Fred Topel

Doesn't really shed much light on the movement.

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