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The Best of Enemies

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Based on the incredible true story of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis. Atwater is the ferocious civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina. She had a decade-long battle with sworn enemy C.P. Ellis, the Exalted Cyclops of Durham's Ku Klux Klan. Their feud came to an abrupt and unlikely end in 1971. After a court-ordered school desegregation decree threw the Southern city into turmoil, Atwater and Ellis reluctantly agreed to co-chair an intensive, two week community meeting to try to reach a compromise. The extraordinary events that followed changed Durham, and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

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Based on 11 The Best of Enemies Cinema reviews, The Best of Enemies gets an average Cinema review score of 52. The score for all versions is 52 based on a total of 11 reviews.
75/100
www.chicagotribune.comCinema
It’s a surprise and a small wonder, then, when The Best of Enemies starts getting good and pretty much stays that way to the end. This may be an apples/oranges comparison, but: ...
146d ago
70/100
variety.comCinema
As an activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader who co-chair a community powwow in Durham in 1971, Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell anchor a rock-solid liberal message movie that's st...
146d ago
C/A+
www.avclub.comCinema
The Best Of Enemies is another feel-good movie about those darn racists
146d ago
3/5
www.austinchronicle.comCinema
Bissell, who also scripted the film, proves to be a dab hand with dialogue, resulting in some powerhouse monologues on the subjects of race and class in Durham ’71. Previously a...
146d ago
C-/A+
theplaylist.netCinema
“The Best of Enemies” has good intentions, and some potent things to say, but its novice direction and limited perspective fail it from becoming anything other than this season’...
146d ago
60/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell clash as a civil rights activist and a Klansman in a drama set in 1971.
146d ago
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The Best of Enemies release date for Cinema April 5, 2019 5 Months Ago (US)

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