“One Of The Greatest Performances You’ll Ever See”

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Oyelowo as Martin Luther King in Selma: one of the greatest performances you’ll ever see.
-Scott Feinberg, Hollywood Reporter

It’s looking set to be a very exciting end of year for HH client DAVID OYELOWO who has been receiving rave reviews for his stunning performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in new civil rights King biopic Selma, scheduled for international commercial release January 2015.

Fifty years on, the film revisits the events of King’s historic voting-rights march from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol in Montgomery, whilst simultaneously offering an in-depth portrait of Dr. King himself. With DAVID in the lead role, Selma also boasts a fantastic cast including Tim Roth, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Wilkinson and Oprah Winfrey.

Having recently received its American Film Institute premiere, the Selma screening was met with extremely positive reviews and top praise from major journals and industry critics, with DAVID receiving numerous plaudits for what Variety magazine called “a graceful, majestic lead performance”. The smash Variety review (which you can read in full here) goes on to call Selma “politically astute, psychologically acute…revisit[ing] those events with startling immediacy, dramatic force and filmmaking verve…the kind of movie that gives year-end “prestige” pics a good name, which should equate to considerable box-office and awards-season gold.”

Of course, we never want to speak to soon, but we’re keeping fingers crossed for DAVID in the upcoming awards season, which looks like it could be an exciting ride. You can see the trailer at the bottom of this post and check out what the critics are saying below. Go DAVID!

“holy shit Selma. What a great fucking movie. I personally see Selma as a major work. David Oyelowo knocks it the fuck out of the park.
-Sasha Stone, Awards Daily

 “Selma is a gift to the Oscar season. Director Ava DuVernay created a film that’s not only important but also a work of art. I’m blown away…Oh and David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King? True talent. Brace yourself for awesome awards show speeches for Selma. Bc they’re coming.”
-Danielle Nussbaum, EW

Selma is fantastic…Oyelowo is wonderful…Seriously, fuckin’ A…Important film at an important time. Voting rights under fire as we sit here. Powerful.”
-Kris Tapley, Hitfix

Selma gets rousing reception, huge cheers for star David Oyelowo, who carries Ava Duvernay’s sincere biopic.”
-Anne Thompson, Indiewire

“Ava DuVernay’s Selma is a triumph! Standing ovation. Oscar contender across the board. Typing thru tears.”
-Jeff Sneider, The Wrap

Selma: a triumph. Absolutely incredible, powerful, passionate, poignant & profound.”
-Courtney Howard, Very Aware

Selma: more soul, emotion, and urgency than any biopic in memory. DuVernay, Oyelowo, and Bradford Young are MAJOR talents.”
-Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine

 “Selma is beautifully done. Bravo! And #DavidOyelowo is so good as Martin Luther King that it’s easy to see him being crowned by #Oscar.
-Christina Radish, Collider

“Brilliant, beautiful. Completely blown away.”
-Marc Malkin, E Online

David Oyelowo just killed it in Selma. Unbelievable performance from a terrific actor.
-Nicole Sperling, EW

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