Harriet (2019) - Action, Biography, Drama

Hohum Score

3

Breathtaking

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: 6.2
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr.
Length: 125 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 20 out of 204 found boring (9.8%)

One-line Reviews (72)

Incredibly moving; beautiful and intense .

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.

I saw it because I was dragged to it.

I enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

The cinematography is very bland and has no style to it and as a result, it looked like a tv show.

One of the worst movies ever made.

It is fast paced, well acted, well written.

Many parts made me cry, while other parts had me on the edge of my seat.

What a boring piece of movie.

I have seen far worse examples of fiction and formulaic production smothering the facts.

Like I said, there was some pretty intense scenes.

Worst movie I've seen in nearly a decade.

I found it very interesting and at some points, intense.

) Other than that, it's well worth watching, supporting and sharing.

Loosely based on the facts, the film continually contradicts reality, even if it remains rousing entertainment.

Unfortunately, being based on a true story makes this entirely predictable.

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.

It's propaganda of the worst kind.

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's propaganda of the worst kind.

It was engrossing, and shows both a spirit within us that will be free, the feet to carry it out, and what will fight in so many ways to keep that down, dominate and control, keep the riches of the status quo they've found on the backs of people for generations.

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

An Inspiring Tale That Suffers from Uninspiring Dialogue .

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.

I highly recommend it!

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

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

Like is empty .

I loved it and highly recommend it!

Bland script.

Well made film with a great soundtrack, brought down by a formulaic story.

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

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

This was a really fantastic movie, and 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 Final Bill: Even though you know how Harriet's story goes, this movie is suspenseful and deeply inspirational.

Ho Hum Harriet .

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

Bogus Propaganda .

While entertaining, this movie is powerful!

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

Everyone in the theater enjoyed it.

Wow very suspenseful .

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

Erivo is excellent, and this is a very powerful and intense film.

This could have been a great movie if only it had some decent actors, a decent budget and some decent music, I found it boring and hard to put my phone down while watching it, in the end I gave up.

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

This is the worst movie I've seen in a long time.

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.

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.

Maybe what is needed is a Ken Burns style documentary so that the temptation to have cartoonishly cardboard baddies, scenes of singing Harriet, and heavily dramatized and fictional scenes for the sake of checking all of the 'Biopic Cliche' boxes can be resisted.

This movie is boring in so many ways.

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

An overall fine cast and compelling story makes this one of the year's best offerings, and certainly a contender for it's share of awards in due course.

So while this film may not be perfect, it's well worth watching.

I just got back from seeing Harriet and thought it was a very moving, intense, emotional, triumphing film about the brave and courageous Harriet Tubman.

I walked out of the theater feeling very unsatisfied and I didn't really fat anything out of it.

its a entertaining movie and it confirms there ain't no god listening to your prayers.

Amazing, inspiring, exciting, accurate .

Inspiring and compelling .

Trite score.

Adding some pizzazz to her life to make a film more intriguing and exciting is hardly new or surprising.

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

The way her visions appeared in the movie was compelling: a mix of what was going on inside and outside of her mind, and connecting to real events with a minimum of exposition.

It is a compelling drama.

It told Harriet's story in an emotional, thrilling, and inspiring way - as it should be.

A thoroughly Entertaining movie.

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 want to add all cinematic aspects of this work, especially the acting ensemble, score (which included both gospel and folk music of the period), costumes, are appropriate, this is a well-made film, well paced and evocative on so many levels.

The use of music and sound throughout the film makes for a thrilling and somber piece of work, all needed to truly tie the film together.

Harriet was excellent and I highly recommend it!

It felt so amateurish to me and the rest of the movie then proceeded to feel similarly amateurish, cliched and predictable.