With All Deliberate Speed: The Legacy of Brown vs. Board
With All Deliberate Speed: The Legacy of Brown vs. Board (2004)

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… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: May 14, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

All too ironically titled as it details in lethargic and sometimes convoluted fashion the stories of the many heroic and often unsung figures involved.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

Full review…
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

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.

Full review…
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Sober and honorable, yet it's far from searching.

Full review…
Ken Ringle
Washington Post

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.

Full review…
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald

It deserves a place alongside such other essential civil rights documentaries as Eyes on the Prize and Freedom on My Mind.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The struggle it illuminates may continue today, and for a while to come. The battle continues. But its first veterans command our immediate respect.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

It's a great concept -- but it's done in by an unfocused and uninspired presentation.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Straightforward and informative, but overlong and repetitious.

Full review…

Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=darkgreen]"Baraka" is a mesmerizing cinematic essay that takes the viewer on a tour of the world; one that is wordless but… More