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White Riot (2019)



Critic Consensus: Raw and energetic like the music that inspired the 1970s political movement, White Riot offers invaluable insight into how music can change the world -- and how Rock Against Racism still resonates.

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With Britain deeply divided over immigration, a motley crew of mavericks band together with The Clash and other top punk bands of the day to create Britain's biggest-ever civil rights movement, Rock Against Racism (RAR).

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Joe Pearce
as Self - Young Member of the National Front
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Critic Reviews for White Riot

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (18)

White Riot is a wild ride, a timely but never preachy reminder that Black lives mattering is not a new fight for those in the music industry.

March 24, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film is a reminder as to how deeply entrenched are the roots of fascism, and not only in Britain.

March 19, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film is highly entertaining, suitably chaotic and unpredictable, but with a clear purpose -- to show that RAR made a difference.

March 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

'White Riot' uses archive footage and stills brilliantly. It dispenses with expositional voiceover and clocks in at a lean 80 mins. But all of that pales beside its central message.

February 12, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a tribute to the fire and ferment of Rock Against Racism, and to Shah's infectious passion for her subject, that White Riot feels at least half an hour too short.

February 12, 2021 | Full Review…

Here's a blueprint for resistance.

November 12, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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