Harriet

Harriet

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Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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voisjoe1_0
Apr 18, 2021

Coming from a Sundown Town (Blacks had to leave prior to Sundown) and attending a university of 10,000 including a mere 4 African-American students, for me, this was a late, yet welcome lesson in African-American history. The only negative aspect was that the film is somewhat formulaic. If Harriet Tubman replaces Andrew Jackson on the 20 dollar bill, this film will become a desired asset for your next cocktail party.

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FlaquitaRD
Feb 09, 2021

Well done and stirring.

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bdehler
Jan 03, 2021

Excellent movie about a courageous woman. great acting.

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stevania_k
Dec 08, 2020

With God there is always hope, otherwise this story could have turned out hopeless and gloomy. Good and evil always will be side by side, one has to choose. Looking back to the history I am grateful for Canada’s open arms. Be good to this country.

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greatflicks
Nov 13, 2020

One tough women with a set of you know what. We gave it the high rating because it was a true story. She made a difference in many lives and was instrumental in freeing slaves.
A driven person on a mission and a tremendous faith in God.

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TubinLouie
Nov 08, 2020

Very interesting historical movie. Great acting. Impressed with all she did in real life. Details at end of movie.

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posie12
Nov 03, 2020

small things in a movie, inattention to detail, hurried and unexplained things can ruin a good movie. Ten slaves dragging hoes on some dusty ground, jeez they'd all starve to death. How did Harriet get any food or water on her first journey? Expressionless faces. It really hurts a movie.

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Walter724
Oct 27, 2020

Some parts of this movie are good...but it is VERY slow-moving.

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PDBurt
Oct 26, 2020

I looked on Wikipedia to see images of Harriet Tubman who was severe looking with possibly only a hint of a smile in one picture, so the actress chosen for this part was a good look alike.
Cynthia Erivo acted lively and cheerful in the parts when she was younger, before she fled. I don't believe she could've run off in the middle of the day totally unprepared. A bit intense in her acting if a bit haughty. Many parts were unrealistic. The movie portrayed the escapes as something easy to do other than the distances needed to be covered. At times I wondered if I was watching a hallmark movie, slightly sappy. The slave owners were depicted well, especially their treating their slaves like loved pets, but ones that could be sold or kicked around if they were in a bad mood. When president Obama was still the U.S. president in early 2016 the treasury secretary, Jack Lew put plans in motion to put Harriet Tubman's image on one side of the U.S. $20 dollar bill and have the original picture of Andrew Jackson (a slave owner) put on the other side, but in 2017 when Trump became president. The new treasury secretary, Stevin Munchin squashed the plan. Such a shame as the United States is supposed to be the land of 'The Strong and the Free'. I hope the U.S. plan for her picture to be on the 20 dollar bill is revisited in the future as it would show that equality and freedom are different from the ancient days. Who knows, maybe one of our Candian bills could repesent this aspect of freedom?

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taferlotti
Oct 14, 2020

I really liked the depiction of Harriet Tubman in this movie. Sure, it could have been a BLOCKBUSTER HIT with all kinds of stars and special effects, but I feel like Harriet herself was like this amazing slow-burn of a firecracker (didn't actually know her of course). So yeah, maybe I'm way off but I really enjoyed this movie and would highly recommend it as entertaining and as an insight into an amazingly strong woman's life.

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Equality2021_lib
Sep 27, 2020

Coarse Language: If you ever been in the SOUTHERN UNITED STATES. It was always been known that White People always called Black People (not by their name), but as SLAVES during that time.

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MusingBibliophile
Feb 16, 2020

Violence: There is physical violence as well as allusions to abuse through scars shown upon people's bodies. There are a few deaths as well. Gore and blood are present, but minimal.

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MusingBibliophile
Feb 16, 2020

Coarse Language: The N-word is used.

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Feb 16, 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

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jimg2000
May 08, 2020

Some quotes in IMDb, thanks to its contributors. These two are not posted:

I reasoned that there was one or two things I had a right to. Liberty or death. If I couldn't have one, I'd have the other.
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Harriet: Well, God showed me... to prepare me, I guess. But when it happened, it hurt so bad, worse than any beating, worse than the hole in my head. Hole in my head just... made God's voice more clear.
(Man wrote down silently: possible brain damage.)

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jimg2000
May 08, 2020

As memorable are the title cards on screen:

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Harriet Tubman was the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading over 70 slaves to freedom.

During the Civil War, Harriet became a spy for the Union Army.

She led 150 black soldiers in the Combahee River Raid, freeing over 750 slaves.

Harriet remains one of the few women in U.S. history to lead an armed expedition.

She later remarried and dedicated her life to helping freed slaves, the elderly and Women's Suffrage.

She died surrounded by loved ones on March 10. 1913 of approximately 91 years of age.

Her last words were, "I go to prepare a place for you."

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