Harriet

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97% Audience Score97%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Great movie! Highly recommend!
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Based on the extremely compelling story of Harriet Tubman, a former slave who fled to freedom, only to become a champion for freedom, using the underground railroad to free more than 70 slaves over the following years. She later became a scout and spy for the Union Army during the civil war, and later fought for women's suffrage. There is enough there to fill a whole miniseries, but director Kasi Lemmons tries her best to condense underground railroad part of the story in 125 minutes. The film's somewhat melodramatic tone, enhanced by the addition of invented characters cheapening somewhat the narrative, is elevated by a passionate Oscar-nominated performance by Cynthia Erivo, Overall, it's an effective piece of cinema, which compensate its lack of subtlety (Then again, is it possible to be subtle about something as grotesque as slavery?) with a much-needed History lesson which remains overall accurate, about a most admirable woman. As the last minutes flashes through her later years through a few images and text on screen, we are left wanting to know more about this historical rebel and hero.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Oportunidade desperdiçada. A obra perde uma oportunidade incrível de transpor a profundidade da Harriet, limitando-se a uma narrativa "sessão da tarde", onde nada parece ter consequência, os vilões são burros como uma porta, nenhum personagem é devidamente desenvolvido, tampouco os diálogos. Em diversos momentos, nos vemos sem explicações do que de fato houve na cena anterior. Esses furos anulam toda verossimilhança que venha a existir e o próprio filme sabe disso quando dá importância demais para a narrativa religiosa, e o pior: acredita nela com a personagem. Não há como cair no papo de que "Deus" mostrou o caminho para ela, principalmente por que o filme não é sobre isso. O roteiro também se mostra preguiçoso no que se diz respeito aos personagens. Ninguém de fato parece vivo, nem mesmo a própria Harriet. Depois da cena onde a mesma finalmente é livre, deixei de sentir qualquer coisa pela mesma - o que é uma pena, pois sua historia real certamente é magnifica. Há diversos Deus Ex Machina, o que deixa o senso de perigo inexistente. Os "vilões" são ridicularizados, mas da maneira errada. É como se quem os escreveu fosse burro mesmo. A ambientação, por outro lado, me agradou. A fotografia também é interessante e a trilha sonora marca sua presença, pena que sem proposito.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Expected more, but Cynthia Erivo was great.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Muy conmovedora, Cynthia Erivo es muy buena actriz.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    I've never imagined how those tragedy occured on past daily life. I am white, but I don't care about the main character black or white, in this film is black. Unpredictable plot full of struggle and social mirrors.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    It is a well-done movie, but I have to admit I was expecting a little more, especially compared to other amazing movies based on real life out there. They changed a lot about Harriet Tubman's story to add unnecessary drama. The true story of this incredible woman's life is powerful enough without trying to add false drama. Overall, it is still definitely worth watching.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    well acted and I have no doubt a great film could be made from Harriet's life. This however is not it. The script is too formulaic and story hops around without showing enough of Harriet's life.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This film does will with historical accuracy. Cynthia Erivo captures the spirit of Harriet Tubman well.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    I liked it, but I thought i would like it more. I felt like the story wasn’t told correctly. It was a lot of embellishment. I saw the original in high school. It was better. This was focused to much on entertaining as opposed to telling her story. Are we supposed to believe she talked to God. Passed out and had visions of the future? I don’t think so. I really wanted to like so much more.