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Harriet (2019)

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The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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Kasi Lemmons

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Gregory Allen Howard (screenplay by), Kasi Lemmons (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Erivo ... Harriet / Minty
Leslie Odom Jr. ... William Still
Joe Alwyn ... Gideon Brodess
Clarke Peters ... Ben Ross
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Rit Ross
Omar J. Dorsey ... Bigger Long
Henry Hunter Hall ... Walter
Tim Guinee ... Thomas Garrett
Nick Basta ... Foxx
Joseph Lee Anderson ... Robert Ross
Antonio J Bell ... Henry Ross
CJ McBath ... Junyah Ross
Alexis Louder ... Jane
Aria Brooks ... Anger (8)
Janelle Monáe ... Marie Buchanon
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Storyline

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet 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. Written by Focus Features

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Be free or die


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

PG-13 for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harriet See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,676,720, 3 November 2019

Gross USA:

$42,974,890

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,174,890
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (in selected theatres)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The Canadian city Harriet Tubman fled to was called St. Catharines not St. Catharine as shown in the text scrawl. See more »

Quotes

Harriet: [addressing the Colored Union regiment] Suppose there's a snake coiled at your feet, and it shoots up to bite you. Folks get scared and send for a doctor to cut out the bite. But the snake, he rolled up there and while the doctor cutting, he bites you again, in a new place this time. The doctor makes another cut, the snake spring up and bites again. Finally you realize the snake ain't gonna stop till someone kills him. Slavery is still alive. Those rice fields downriver are feeding Rebel troops,...
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Soundtracks

Stand Up
Written by Cynthia Erivo and Joshuah Brian Campbell
Produced by Will Wells and Gabe Fox-Peck
Performed by Cynthia Erivo
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I wanted to love it, but was disappointed
1 November 2019 | by bandblawrwSee all my reviews

I went in wanting to love it, ended up just waiting for it to be over. The best part to me was the closing scene and the written adlibs after. I really don't like disparaging works that show the history of Blacks in America, as our stories need to be told, but I was very disappointed. The lead did not evoke any compassion in me, and the villain was very unconvincing. Think about it, 12 Years a Slave and Django had you side-eyeing the actors that played the slave owners because they emoted so well. The lead villain, Gideon Brodess, God Bless him, didn't pull it off IMO. The fact that the best performances were the supporting cast, Leslie Odom as William Still, Clarke Peter as Harriet's father, Omar J. Dorsey (no spoilers as to role) and Henry Hunter Hall (no spoilers as to role) doesn't bode well for a film. Maybe the fact that they made Harriet 24, 25 instead of a mature woman? Maybe it was the dialogue that was written a bit "slick" for the time period? Maybe the inconsistencies with what was presented vs reality? Even Janelle Monae was just so so for me. Although I do not work in Hollywood, when there are that many failures within performances and only the veteran actors shine, it may be the director. I dunno, but I was disappointed. I would still support the film because we need Hollywood to know we want our stories heard/seen. Maybe if Viola Davis' project had gotten support, her version would have been better. She was going to star in and produce a biopic on Harriet Tubman for HBO, but it never happened. I would give it 5/10 stars.


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