Harriet

critic Reviews

73% Fresh Tomatometer Score73%
  • Harriet serves as a sincere tribute to a pivotal figure in American history -- albeit one undermined by its frustratingly formulaic approach.
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    Fausto PonceProceso
    The performances in general are good, as are the other elements that make up the movie. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Vincent SchillingIndian Country Today
    Harriet is a beautiful movie within all of its historic pain. But the one question I have, did Harriet need to be some sort of psychic to outsmart the horribly racist slave-owners? I question that choice.
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    Diane PershingMalibu Times
    Harriet, while not a masterpiece, does the job quite nicely of highlighting her amazing grit, bravery and dedication.
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    Nora Lee MandelMaven's Nest
    Takes populist educational approach to Tubman's own agency to comfortably be shown in schools and general public Black History Month commemorations. Erivo is charismatic.
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    Jorge LoserEspinof
    Entertaining and simple to digest, but not interesting or complex enough to stand out. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Although it's not quite the powerhouse picture many had expected (in other words, it's no 12 Years a Slave), this is nevertheless an absorbing film bolstered by Cynthia Erivo's excellent performance in the title role.
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    Beth AccomandoKPBS.org
    This story has taken too long to be told on screen but Lemmons and Erivo do it justice.
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    Josh LarsenLarsenOnFilm
    Erivo's Harriet is both Moses and Jeremiah
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    Evan DosseyMidwest Film Journal
    Disappointingly shallow approach to a complex and interesting life story.
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    Mina TaklaAwardsWatch
    A by-the-numbers, somewhat bland biopic, HARRIET takes an American icon and turns her story into a one-dimensional, disappointingly packaged and too conventionally crafted story.
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