Director: Kasi Lemmons
Writers: Gregory Allen Howard (screenplay by), Kasi Lemmons (screenplay by)
Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn
Studio: Focus Features
Nominations: Oscars for Best Actress, Original Song; Two Golden Globes; Two Critics Choice; One Screen Actors Guild Awards;
Cynthia Ervivo does a star turn as abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Her escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, helping liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad and changing the course of history.
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The intensity and the lyrical fervor of Kasi Lemmons’s direction lend this historical drama, about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad, the exalted energy of secular scripture.
The New Yorker
Erivo’s performance might very well become a definitive one, synonymous with Tubman.
…a handsome and surprisingly quiet film, taking the time to honor the main character’s deep religious faith.
The Seattle Times