Our Friend, Martin (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Our Friend, Martin (1999)





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Produced by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and DIC Entertainment in collaboration with the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Our Friend Martin is an animated, feature-length film that features two sixth-grade boys who are transported back to the time of civil rights leader Dr. King and who learn about his life and his contribution to humankind by experiencing the moment themselves and watching history in the making. The animated story is interspersed with authentic historical footage celebrating the life and work of Dr. King.


LeVar Burton
as Martin at 20
Whoopi Goldberg
as Mrs. Peck
Susan Sarandon
as Mrs. Clarke
Jaleel White
as Teenage Martin
Oprah Winfrey
as Coretta Scott King
James Earl Jones
as Daddy King
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Critic Reviews for Our Friend, Martin

All Critics (2)

Dated movie about MLK Jr. offers positive lessons for kids.

February 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At times, the shift from cartoon to news footage seems a bit forced, but it works most of the time.

January 15, 2004 | Rating: 72/100

Audience Reviews for Our Friend, Martin

its a great animated telling of the life of MLK jr. and it is extremely well casted and acted for something you'd see as a after school special

Michael Edwards
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