Movies like these make History more understanding. I can remember briefly reading about Harriet Tubman in school but seeing this movie gives you a more detailed reality of what happen! I have certain doubts about certain scenes but this movie is good! Before she became Harriet Tubman her Slave name was "Minty", and she was married to a free man. She wanted to have children but wanted them to be born free and her Masters wouldn't allow it so she planned her escape that would make her travel 100 miles by foot. Once she made it to Freedom she knew she could never be happy without her Husband so she began her quest to return for him and stumbles to a whole new saddness... I dont want to give too much away but this movie is really awesome I would have liked it to be longer because I was soo into it!
A must see because the majority of Americans don't know more than what we heard from a teacher, decades ago. Sure, there's more that was not explained like her dealings with the woman's movement but I enjoyed what was done to bring her life to the full screen. People can continue to learn on their own once the spark is lite from this movie. C. Erivo was awesome. I learned so much about her rise to stardom and why she did such a great job. The music was basically centered around erivo's voice, also.
I was not expecting this movie to be as good as it is. I would definitely recommend it. My son saw the last fifteen minutes of the movie and he asked to see the movie from the beginning. This was unusual. He never wants to see anything but action movies. He rarely watches the entire movie; I usually see him looking at his phone. Watch this one.
We've become familiar with bio-movies which "enhance" the story for entertainment purposes.
This is not one of those. Every major plot element ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN REAL LIFE. Be sure to watch this great portrayal of an astounding woman who repeatedly risked imprisonment to rescue others.
The only critical comment I can make is the length of time for this film (125 mins. or 2 hrs/5 mins.), which doesn't do justice in capturing the life of one of this country's most recognized African-American freedom fighters and heroes...Harriet Tubman. There really needs to be a made-for-television series about Harriet Tubman's life and her significant contributions to the Underground Railroad in freeing hundreds of slaves. I'm digressing ...... the movie was excellent. The movie did do justice in capturing Harriet Tubman's courage and determination in overcoming many of the insurmountable obstacles from her escape to freedom, to her contributions to the Underground Railroad and the Civil War efforts in freeing countless numbers of slaves. As "must-see" for EVERYONE.
Harriet Tubman’s final words before she died (words Jesus also spoke to his apostles)... this is a nicely done film worthy of award nominations, which I left thinking after I saw it in the movie theatre. There are a few scenes that seem to drag and could’ve been shorter but it’s still a nice film overall.
The only thing I didn’t like was the spiritistic element being attributed to Harriet Tubman’s spells. Though she did suffer from spells due to a head injury, it wasn’t necessary in my opinion to give it a spiritistic connection, but hey...dramatic license.