I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: February 3, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2017
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations -- and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go.

Durga Chew-Bose
Globe and Mail

It's an astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States, confronting how the country's history repeats and how Baldwin insisted we must remember, relentlessly question, remain conscientious and resist.

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Lindsey Bahr
Associated Press

Baldwin's words, Jackson's reading and Peck's elegant and scorching composition will resonate for years to come.

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Ernesto Diezmartinez
Cine Vértigo

An absorbing documentary... [Full review in Spanish]

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

The result - hard-hitting and insightful - is a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Andrew O'Hehir

An enormously resonant work of cultural history that should do much to renew attention to the lonely, prophetic voice of James Baldwin.

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Lucy Popescu

I Am Not Your Negro is an incisive meditation on America's Civil Rights Movement.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"I Am Not Your Negro" is important. And urgent. And almost certainly unlikely to be seen by the people who would benefit from it most.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

This is Baldwin at his most polemical, but beneath his rage you can discern a groping for unity.

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Violet Lucca
Sight and Sound

While I Am Not Your Negro remains an astounding statement about race, a sequel that makes his queerness visible is sorely needed.

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Carlos Magalhães
The fact that this unmissable documentary has been somehow met with strong opposition from a segment of the public is symptomatic evidence of its importance as… More
K Nife Churchkey
James Baldwin lived a difficult and amazing life. Growing up poor in Harlem, he managed to crawl out from under the burden of a segregated America to achieve a… More
Aldo Gandia
James Baldwin was one of the most vital voices in America's 20th century and thanks to this movie his voice seems more essential then before. This… More
John C
Powerful and insightful. As does the fictional Howard Beale of Network, the very real James Baldwin is as relevant today as they were 40-50 years ago if not… More
Alec Barniskis
Baldwin's always been a figure of fascination for me and Peck's intriguing portrait only deepens my appreciation of the man. That so much of what he… More