Movie Review: Harriet, directed by Kasi Lemmons
“God don’t mean for people to own people.”
Outstanding biopic of slave-turned-slave rescuer Harriet Tubman. Well-presented and developed. Extraordinary performance by Cynthia Erivo. Brutally honest about the treatment of slaves and the self-serving hypocrisy of slave owners.
“Find this thief and burn her at the stake like Joan of Arc.”
The reviews are so tepid because Tubman was a Christian; she prayed; God answered her prayers. America’s media mavens could hardly praise anything Christian, least of all a woman of color who took it seriously. Minor continuity errors distracted.
“Harriet, welcome to the Underground Railroad.”
Full disclosure: a friend worked on Harriet. I have no pecuniary interest in his business nor the film.
“I’m going to be free or die.”
Saw the previews and plan to go. Glad for your good review! Thanks.
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