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With All Deliberate Speed
Directed by Hoop Dreams producer Peter Gilbert, With All Deliberate Speed is a reflection on the state of civil rights in America 50 years after the May 17, 1954, unanimous Supreme Court ruling stating that the doctrine of "separate but equal" was inconsistent with the constitution of the United States. This documentary offers a glance into the lives of the unsung heroes in the struggle for America's desegregation. A series of intimate interviews, eyewitness accounts, and unique original footage helps to illustrate the stories of the teachers, students, lawyers, and judges whose… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All too ironically titled as it details in lethargic and sometimes convoluted fashion the stories of the many heroic and often unsung figures involved."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Gets most of its juice from listening to groups of people who were students and activists in segregated Clarendon County, S.C., and Prince Edward County, Va., during the years leading up to the case."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The film's saddest contention is that five decades later American public schools remain economically segregated by economics, which too often produces classrooms whose complexions have changed little since the pre-Brown era."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Sober and honorable, yet it's far from searching."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Few viewers are likely to learn much from the film about what the momentous court decision half a century ago was really all about, or how to meaningfully address the inequities that still plague our public schools."
‑ Ken Ringle, Washington Post
"It deserves a place alongside such other essential civil rights documentaries as Eyes on the Prize and Freedom on My Mind."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"The struggle it illuminates may continue today, and for a while to come. The battle continues. But its first veterans command our immediate respect."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"It's a great concept -- but it's done in by an unfocused and uninspired presentation."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Straightforward and informative, but overlong and repetitious."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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