HARRIET 2019 movie

HARRIET 2019 movie poster

Janet's TAKE: #Harriet is an interesting slice of history that benefits from Cynthia Erivo's powerful lead performance. Grade/B

Overall, the movie is
entertaining and informative. The downside is the annoying, out-of-place music that seems too modern for the subject matter.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”, “Talk to Me”)

Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles and Clarke Peters

Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, Harriet follows Tubman on her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. -Focus Features

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets)

Running Time: 125 minutes

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