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Emperor (2020)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 18 August 2020 (USA)
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An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Based on the life story of Shields Green.

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Mark Amin
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Credited cast:
Kat Graham ... Delores
James Cromwell ... John Brown
Bruce Dern ... Levi Coffin
Ben Robson ... Luke McCabe
Mykelti Williamson ... Truesdale
M.C. Gainey ... Randolph Stevens
Keean Johnson ... Rufus Little
Paul Scheer ... Duvane Henderson
Harry Lennix ... Frederick Douglass
Naturi Naughton ... Sarah Green
Mark Ashworth ... Reverend
Dayo Okeniyi ... Shields Green
Brad Carter ... Grady
Nicholas Logan ... Gunther Bowman
David Kallaway ... Sam Bowmine
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An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Based on the life story of Shields Green.

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Rated PG-13 for violence throughout, language including racial epithets, and some disturbing images
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Shields Green: This man will never be a slave, yet he is willing to risk his life and the life of his sons.. so we can be free. No sir. I cannot sit idle while this man fights for me. We can't all fight this war with a pen Mr. Douglas. Some of us best equipped to fight this war with a gun. I think I'll go with the old man.
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Saturday afternoon action adventure film more than a serious history drama
14 September 2020 | by HorrorFlickFanaticSee all my reviews

Feels like a Saturday afternoon action adventure revenge tv show instead of a historical drama. The film has pretty good cinematography, location, settings, wardrobe, and a good cast. But the writing is poor. It never digs deep into the main character and the then political situation of the time. All it does it name drops and ads cameos of historical figures. Unfortunately the film is mostly fluff and little substance. It really had a lot of missed potential.


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