This movie brings all we know about Harriet Tubman to life. After all of her adventures rescuing folks from slavery, running from slave catchers, having her heart broken and constantly seeking God for help, she retired to Auburn NY. Her home is now the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn (near Fleming), New York. You will be glued to your seat until the end of the movie.
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.
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.