Biopic on the life and times of Malcolm X. Starting out as a small time criminal, he gets convicted to a jail sentence. In jail he converts to islam and becomes aware of racial isssues, and the need to address those. When he gets out, he becomes a leader of the Nation of Islam movement. Because of a falling out with other leaders of the movement, he leaves the Nation of Islam and proceeds to fight for civil rights for African-Americans on his own. A hadj to Mecca, makes him change his mind about how to bring about the changes he deems necessary in that respect. He is assassinated in 1965.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It's a story well-told, beautifully filmed and acted, but it's not a story to like or hate, because it is someone's life. This is how it was, what the reality of it was, back in the day.
Best scene in story:
The scene where Malcolm X (Denzel Washington) and his friend (Spike Lee) are walking down the street in the beginning of the movie, as they are going out for a night on the town. They way they are dressed, the silly walk they do. They are going to have a good time, that's for sure.
Opinion about the main character:
He fought for civil rights, even if it killed him. He was one of the leaders of the civil rights movement, who brought about a sense of awareness, a sensitivity to the subject, and some real changes towards equal rights.