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At Theaters: 4/5/2019 On Video:
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 13 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601352
Studio: Stx Films
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Based on a true story, THE BEST OF ENEMIES centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This is a fact-based drama aimed at older adults. Fans of stars Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell will definitely enjoy. Themes of racism and heavy use of racist language may be of concern to some parents, but most will find this fairly safe and instructive viewing for pre-teens and above.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Sam Rockwell VICE, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE
EBBING MISSOURI
Taraji Henson WHAT MEN WANT, ACRIMONY, PROUD MARY
Wes Bentley WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS, GONE, P2, GHOST RIDER
Anne Heche THE LAST WORD, RAMPART, CEDAR RAPIDS, SPREAD
Wri/Dir: Robin Bissell THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 S-words; 1 GD; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A hit.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and frequent tobacco.
ACTION: Brief gunplay and a fire.
COMEDY: Occasional comic lines.
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NY Post Full Review
Average As actor pairings go, you couldn't hope for better than Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and nominee Taraji P. Henson. So why is "The Best of Enemies” such a slog? Part of the problem is the setting... A days-long meeting is a heavy lift as compelling viewing, and debut director Robin Bissell doesn't clear the bar.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Poor ...casually sidesteps all notions of institutionalized racism to instead focus on the character arc of one well-known white supremacist as he finally gets close to his enemies. The Best of Enemies quaintly believes that racial conciliation is achieved by confronting racism, one racist at a time.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 66 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
1
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
26
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
38
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 66 moviegoers: WOW! These are OUTSTANDING REVIEWS! The critics didn't enjoy this movie, but moviegoers certainly did. For a drama, these are exceptional reviews. It's almost unheard of to see such high reviews with no reviews lower than Very Good. I wasn't sure I was going to see this movie, but these reviews have certainly changed my mind.

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