(2019) (Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr.) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: A runaway slave escapes to the North and her freedom, only to return repeatedly to bring back family members, friends and strangers with her.
- It's 1849 in Maryland and Araminta "Minty" Tubman (CYNTHIA ERIVO) is a slave who -- through a previous agreement -- believes she should be free, just like her husband, John (ZACKARY MOMOH), who's recently gained his freedom, with their desire being that their children will be born free.
But Minty's owner will have nothing of that, and upon his passing his widow, Eliza (JENNIFER NETTLES), and their adult son, Gideon (JOE ALWYN), likewise refuse to grant her freedom. Accordingly, when she learns she's to be sold like her sisters had been before her, Minty decides she must run away.
After saying goodbye to her remaining siblings and their parents, Rit (VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY) and Ben (CLARKE PETERS), Minty follows the instructions given to her by Rev. Green (VONDIE CURTIS-HALL) and starts off on her journey of more than one hundred miles to Pennsylvania.
Once there, she meets William Still (LESLIE ODOM JR.) who runs the Anti-Slavery Society in Philadelphia and is put up by boarding house owner Marie Buchanon (JANELLE MONAE) who gives runaway slaves a place to live.
Not surprisingly, Gideon isn't pleased with the development or news that Minty -- who's since renamed herself Harriet -- has now been sneaking back down south to rescue other slaves. Accordingly, he hires African-American trackers Bigger Long (OMAR J. DORSEY) and Walter (HENRY HUNTER HALL) to find and return her back to him so that he put her back into slavery.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Some teens might be interested, especially if they're drawn to the real-life story.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets.
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