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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 same civil rights as others. FBI head J. Edgar Hoover was convinced that the Panthers were the most dangerous organization in the US, and much of this somewhat episodic film centers on the Panther's battles with the organization, which tried to infiltrate and weaken the infrastructure of the group. The main protagonist in the film is Judge, a young man who… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Doesn't really shed much light on the movement."
‑ Fred Topel,
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