Rent Harriet (2019)

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Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, 'Harriet' tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet (Cynthia Erivo) ventures back into dangerous territory on a mission to lead others to freedom. With allies like abolitionist William Still (Leslie Odom, Jr.) and the entrepreneurial Marie Buchanon (Janelle Monae), Harriet risks capture and death to guide hundreds to safety as one of the most prominent conductors of the Underground Railroad.
Witness the story of a woman who defied impossible odds to change the course of her life and the fate of the nation.
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Debra Martin Chase, Gregory Allen Howard, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
Gregory Allen Howard, Kasi Lemmons
Joshua Brian Campbell
Universal Pictures
Action & Adventure, Drama
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Run Time:
120 minutes
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Her Story
  • Becoming Harriet
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Kasi Lemmons

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Reviews (7) of Harriet

A Gem ! - Harriet review by JD

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I knew nothing about this movie before it arrived, but it is an absolute gem.

Based on a famous true story ( famous in America) it is well acted and superb cinematography.

All the cast are first rate, but a special mention to the lead, Cynthia Erivo, who is brilliant as the feisty slave in 1849 Maryland who escapes from the plantation.

Highly recommended.  

5 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Required Viewing - Harriet review by GS

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A tremendous true story  excellently told, displaying the extraordinary courage of the title character in her fight against the hideous iniquity of slavery.

Fine performances from all the main characters but especially from Cynthia Eviro as the eponymous hero.

Well worth watching and for many, I suspect, required viewing. 

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Highly recommended gripping film - Harriet review by MM

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Harriet Tubman - this film illustrates what an unbelievably courageous and all round amazing woman this lady was. Throws into relief the bitter cruelty of slavery as an embedded institution in the southern states of America - how this ever co-existed alongside the Declaration of Independance has always astonished me. A highly recommended film.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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