Harriet (2019) - Action, Biography, Drama

Hohum Score

8

Engaging

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr.
Length: 125 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 10 out of 106 found boring (9.43%)

One-line Reviews (36)

I sat on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next.

Harriet was excellent and I highly recommend it!

Cynthia Erivo had performances that were at times spectacular and other times bland most likely due to an average script and direction.

It is worth mentioning that you must be interested in American history, or else you will truly remain bored during its two-hour runtime.

An Inspiring Tale That Suffers from Uninspiring Dialogue .

I recommend this movie to people who like to see boring submissive slave movies.

Everyone in the theater enjoyed it.

I truly enjoyed it and I will go back and see it again as it was inspiring & captivating in my opinion.

It either comes off as far too cliche, mundane, or basic compared to everything else in the movie, making it that much more (painfully) noticeable.

I highly recommend it!

It's like these intense moments were just the seasoning on a burger, rather than the meat, leading to flat ended plots that were a little boring to say the least.

The film felt very formulaic, and some of the early scenes felt very staged.

Due to this, I felt the runtime and was left desiring the thrilling rescues that follow.

I saw it because I was dragged to it.

Wow very suspenseful .

It's propaganda of the worst kind.

Inspiring and compelling .

We're all used to seeing Third Reich resistance movies that involve extrarordinary idealists hiding from and tricking the Nazis and their collaborators, unexpected sympathizers, false papers, narrow escapes, and, in the better ones, a smart and motivated villain who understands exactly what he's doing and believes in it.

It is a compelling drama.

One of the worst movies ever made.

I enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

It's certainly not re-inventing the biopic formula, but it's undeniably engaging.

For one thing the pacing feels a little off for me, starting out slow and meticulous at the set-up, only to go fast in the journey to freedom, before going slow once more.

What a boring piece of movie.

Worst movie I've seen in nearly a decade.

Everything else was disjointed and put together like a collage.

Unfortunately, Writer Director Kasi Lemmons (EVE'S BAYOU) spends a great deal of the film showing the actual, accurate events of Tubman's tale, so much so that it suffers one of the most deadly of sins in filmdom - it drags into boredom under the weight of it's own earnestness.

My favorite scene is Tubman's first escape, because a thrilling scene follows where Tubman jumps downstream into the river rather than get captured.

However, the gifted Erivo (a Tony winner among other honors) quickly draws the audience to Harriet's side as a caring and resourceful future leader, a Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" perfectly supports a rousing montage of Underground escapes.

Ho Hum Harriet .

That's where yours truly comes in and thus Robbie K is here with another review as we check out:Movie: Harriet (2019)Director: Kasi Lemmons Writers: Gregory Allen Howard (screenplay by), Kasi Lemmons(screenplay by) Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn LIKES:The Recreation Of History The Cultural Songs The Dialogue The ActingDISLIKES: Pacing is Off A Little Too Montage Moments Other characters to be integrated Weaker Antagonist Characters The Vision Piece Of The Puzzle The Action Component or lack ofSummary:Movies continue to prove their abilities to act as windows into different worlds, and in this case the budget they have is impressive in recreating the troubled times of our countries past.

It is fast paced, well acted, well written.

Sadly, the montage approach was used where only small segments took the form of the rescuing scenes and intense moments that was a little disappointing to be honest.

On the flip side, the musical direction that worked well was the singing - that was stunning.

I loved it and highly recommend it!

it has a compelling true story and all the other aspects of the film seem relevant to accuracy.