Movies starring Mykelti Williamson

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For every dozen-or-so teen-based dramas about white kids, there are maybe one or two similarly themed films about children of other races. So when one of the latter comes along that offers keenly observed characters involved in interesting situatio...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2006-03-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Chris Robinson
Cast: Tip Harris, Lauren London, Evan Ross, ...
Con Air

Con Air, producer Jerry Bruckheimer's generic follow-up to 1996's blockbuster, The Rock, is the kind of motion picture that critics refer to when they moan about the "dumbing down" of American cinema. This movie is a perfect example of what's wron...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 1997-06-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Simon West
Cast: Nicolas Cage, David Chappelle, Nick Chinlund, ...
Don't Let Go

Spoiler Warning: I’m not 100% certain what constitutes a “spoiler” for this film and what has been revealed in the trailer and/or pre-release publicity. However, it’s difficult for me to engage in a coherent discussion of the movie wit...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Jacob Estes
Cast: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, ...
Fences

On reason behind the so-called “whitewashing” of the 2016 Oscars was too few roles of substance in major productions for actors of color. This year’s roster of awards contenders has taken substantial steps to address this issue. Now...

Run Time: 2:18
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, ...
Forrest Gump

Since its theatrical release in the summer of 1994, Forrest Gump has become one of those movies seemingly everyone is familiar with. It's a cultural touchstone with lines like "Life is a box of chocolates" appearing everywhere from tee-shirts to gr...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 1994-07-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Drugs, Nudity, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, ...
Heat

Here’s a link to my original review of Heat, published in December 1995.At the time of its 1995 release, Heat was heralded primarily as offering the first on-screen pairing of legends Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Although the two had shared t...

Run Time: 2:50
U.S. Release Date: 1995-12-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Natalie Portman, William Fichtner, ...
Purge, The: Election Year

The Purge: Election Year represents writer/director James DeMonaco’s attempt to squeeze one more movie out of a premise that has run dry. The first movie of the series offered little more than The Concept - an alternate universe tale that took ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: James DeMonaco
Cast: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, ...
Saint Judy

Despite the faint whiff of sanctimoniousness that occasionally emanates from this well-meaning motion picture, Saint Judy generally holds its own as a solid courtroom drama. Blessed with interesting characters and using a real-life case as the...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sean Hanish
Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubandy, Common, ...