Mississippi Burning (1988)

Mississippi Burning (1988)

  • 7.8
  • 2h 8min
  • Thriller, Drama, Crime, History, Mystery
  • 1989-01-27 (USA)


Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his former Sheriff partner.

Short Review

Unfortunately, the central narrative premise of Mississippi Burning sets up the FBI as the sole heroic defender of the victims of southern racism in 1964, which is more than a little disgusting.