Reviews: Harriet (2019)

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  • [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: Harriet may not be the biopic worthy of her status, but it does serve as a strong primer to this most fascinating of American icons.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A moving biopicture of Harriet Tubman as a courageous and charismatic freedom fighter.
  • Andrea Chase @
    • Excerpt: The brutality is ritualized, the ending no surprise, with only an inspired and counterintuitively quiet performance by Cynthia Erivo in the title role to elevate the proceedings.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …completing a kind of African American magical realism trilogy…[Lemmons’] latest film is more successful as history lesson than cinematic artistry.
  • Roxana Hadadi @ The A.V. Club
    • Excerpt: Cynthia Erivo makes a compelling Harriet Tubman in a slightly shallow biopic of the American hero
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Tubman’s heroics are excellent movie-movie fodder. This “origin story” embraces her towering legend and her profound symbolic power, finally sliding her into the epic American pop-culture narrative.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: We’re very much watching the origin story of a superhero guided by God’s hand. When Tubman speaks, every man stops to listen. That’s more than power. It’s respect.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: As it stands, there’s clearly a lot of sentimentality working as a way to smooth over some of the film’s rougher edges.