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Becoming King

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Reviews 86% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Becoming King, directed by Jessica Oyelowo, is an emotional portrait of David Oyelowo's seven-year journey portraying the legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 film SELMA. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage, intimate home videos and interviews with friends and mentors like Ava DuVernay, Lee Daniels, George Lucas and Oprah Winfrey, BECOMING KING follows the NAACP Image Awards and Critics' Choice Awards winner and Emmy®, BAFTA, Golden Globe® and SAG nominee from his humble beginnings in Nigeria to the long, grueling road toward the role of a lifetime and a destiny fulfilled. Read More Read Less Watch on Paramount+ Stream Now

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Beatrice Loayza New York Times These are Black entertainers, coming together to make a rare high-profile Hollywood feature about Dr. King, but the documentary only rehashes these facts without truly exploring what made “Selma” such a risky project to mount. Feb 21, 2024 Full Review Carla Renata The Curvy Film Critic Jessica Oyelowo in her directorial debut delicately and beautifully captures husband David Oyelowo's journey into become one of the worlds most beloved and iconic historical figures of all time Apr 7, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Austin S Beautiful man with a beautiful spirit, beautiful faith, & beautiful family. Love the simplicity, homemade feel, & genuine nature of this documentary. It didn't need to spend hours deep diving into every aspect of the filmmaking or film itself to be effective in its storytelling. It was extremely proficient in conveying the power & emotionality of the process while also giving us a look into at least a piece of who David Oyelowo is. Oyelowo has always been a joy to see on screen. This only bolstered that sentiment for me while also giving me a newfound level of appreciation & admiration for who he is off screen. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Becoming King, directed by Jessica Oyelowo, is an emotional portrait of David Oyelowo's seven-year journey portraying the legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 film SELMA. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage, intimate home videos and interviews with friends and mentors like Ava DuVernay, Lee Daniels, George Lucas and Oprah Winfrey, BECOMING KING follows the NAACP Image Awards and Critics' Choice Awards winner and Emmy®, BAFTA, Golden Globe® and SAG nominee from his humble beginnings in Nigeria to the long, grueling road toward the role of a lifetime and a destiny fulfilled.
Director
Jessica Oyelowo
Producer
David Oyelowo, Jessica Oyelowo
Distributor
Paramount+
Production Co
Yoruba Saxon, MTV Entertainment Studios
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 19, 2024
Runtime
1h 6m
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