Ghosts of Mississippi
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Medgar Evers was a black civil rights activist who was shot to death in 1963. Despite very persuasive evidence that Bryan De La Beckwith was indeed his killer, all-white juries found him innocent twice. Now, 25-years later, new evidence… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 20, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Rob Reiner's self-congratulatory Ghosts of Mississippi portrays Medgar Evers' slaying from the viewpoint of a white guy and can't even do a capable job of that.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Strong performances but just another movie about civil rights issues that pays too much attention to the white characters.

Michael Dequina

Strangely devoid of any emotional weight.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

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

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Well intended film with James Woods Oscar worthy in a key role.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Convincingly plumbs the spiritual impules behind the yearning for justice.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
Rob Reiner is heading back to the courtroom, as well as Mississippi along the way, y'all, only this time, he doesn't have Jack Nicholson… More
Leo L
An amazing film!
Todd Smith
This is one of my favorite historical movies ever made. What I really love about this film is just how accurate it is. The film is based on a book written by… More
Wu Chouin
Woods is great as usual as a racist redneck.
Erin Collins
Inspiring true story. Goldberg was flawless in her role.