The Long Walk Home
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The Long Walk Home
The Long Walk Home is a recreation of a troubled era in American history. The time is 1955; the place, Montgomery, Alabama. When Rosa Parks, an African American woman, is arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man, it is the first volley in the great Bus Boycott, organized by Dr. Martin Luther King in order to desegregate the Birmingham transportation system. The boycott is a decided inconvenience for Miriam Thompson (Sissy Spacek), a well-to-do white woman. Now, Miriam must drive to the black section of town to pick up her maid Odessa Cotter (Whoopi Goldberg) and bring her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moving Civil Rights story heavy on "N" word but uplifting."
‑ Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
"An excellent performance from Whoopi Goldberg. A memorable moment in cinema."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Suffers from too much focus on the white characters, but still an important story, respectfully told."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Drama set in Alabama during the 1955 bus boycott proclaiming that racial equality cannot be eased into effortlessly; it requires the rigors of change and commitment."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An inspiring lesson in tolerance."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Apollo Guide
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